Blicking Hall walk to boost cause of rural women across world

Blickling Hall Picture: Mark Bullimore

Blickling Hall Picture: Mark Bullimore - Credit: Archant

An idyllic stroll at a stately home will be supporting a charity that helps women working in rural areas across the world.

Norfolk WI members will be joined by their friends, husbands and well behaved dogs to walk round the lake at Blickling Hall on April 28.

Throughout next week walkers across the globe will be supporting the work of Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW).

The organisation raises money for grassroots initiatives among rural women everywhere and has had special consultative status at the United Nations since 1947.

Organiser and Norfolk ACWW representative Brenda Packman said: 'Thanks to the generosity of Norfolk WI members we have recently raised funds in excess of £10,000 for projects in Uganda, Tonga and Tanzania, and are now choosing another ACWW project to support.'

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Chairman of Norfolk WI Public Affairs committee Mary Dorrell added: 'The international ACWW conference meets on UK soil this year for the first time since 1939, with the theme of 'Working together for a better Future.' We are pleased to be walking together, here in Norfolk, to support a better future for women world wide.'

Last year nearly 300 people, some on mobility scooters, enjoyed the bluebell walk at Blickling to help achieve ACWW goals.

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