Gallery: Were you at the Archdeacon’s Charge at Sandringham?

The Archdeacon's Charge for 2016 was held in the grounds of the Sandringham Estate. Pictured is The

The Archdeacon's Charge for 2016 was held in the grounds of the Sandringham Estate. Pictured is The Venerable John Ashe. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of people once again enjoyed taking part in The Archdeacon's Charge, which was staged at the Royal Estate at Sandringham.

The event was founded in 2010 by the Ven John Ashe, Archdeacon of Lynn, and is organised for parishes to raise funds for their church and also the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

He said: 'The air ambulance means a lot to me and my family – my wife Shelagh was once airlifted to hospital after a serious car accident.

'Initially, we wanted to raise funds for the £2,500 cost of her trip to hospital but the event has grown in popularity since our first fundraiser.

'By the end of today, we hope to reach a grand total of £100,000 from our seven years of fundraising – an incredible achievement.'


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As well as the 2.5-mile chase through the estate's grounds, families could bring a picnic and enjoy the craft stalls, live music and baking competition. The helicopter Anglia 2 also landed for a short time.

Patrick Peal, the charity's CEO said: 'It is through the generosity of people who support events like this that we are able to complete our life saving work.'

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