Baking star Kate Barmby backs Nelson’s Journey’s fundraising week

Kate Barmby, left, with Sarah Hyde � Community Funding & Marketing Officer, Nelson�s Journey. Photo:

Kate Barmby, left, with Sarah Hyde � Community Funding & Marketing Officer, Nelson�s Journey. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography - Credit: Richard Jarmy Photography

Three recipes have been created by the Great British Bake Off's Kate Barmby, to support a charity which supports bereaved children and young people in Norfolk.

For the third year, Nelson's Journey fundraising week - known as the Purple Picnic - will return.

And between June 12-18 individuals, schools and businesses are able to hold their own Purple Picnic to raise vital funds.

This year, the charity has gained the support of local celebrity Mrs Barmby, who has created three recipes to feature in the Purple Picnic fundraising packs and will also be visiting a picnic during the week.

She said: 'Having met some of the young people that Nelson's Journey has assisted I have become aware of how much they help children in Norfolk to rebuild their lives when the worst tragedy you can imagine has happened.

'I have seen how what they do is not about forgetting or moving on, it's about holding on to precious memories and supporting children to continue to live rich and fulfilling lives following the loss of someone they love.

'Loss and grief is never something easy to talk about and it's even harder when young people are involved, this is why I think the Purple Picnic is such a wonderful idea and why I pleased to support it.'

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The charity has seen more than 7,000 people get involved over the last two years. Through the generosity of the community taking part, the charity has been able to continue to offer its services and give young people the confidence they need to succeed in life following a bereavement.

Sarah Hyde, community funding and marketing officer, looks after the fundraising week and all participants. She said: 'We are really excited to have Kate Barmby involved with the Purple Picnic this year. She has already been so passionate about our charity and I'm sure lots of people taking part will want the chance to meet Kate at their picnic.

'We had a brilliant following last year and hope event more schools, businesses and individuals will get on board and behind the Purple Picnic week for 2017. It's a wonderful way to remember someone special that has died, whilst raising money to support bereaved children all over Norfolk.'

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