Jeremy Goss visits North Walsham’s Scarborough Hill Country Inn fair to raise money for charity NNAB

Organisers behind a North Walsham hotel's first community fair welcomed more than 250 people through its doors at the weekend to raise money for blind and visually impaired people in Norfolk.

The Scarborough Hill Country Inn organised Saturday's Scarborough Fair to connect local micro businesses, schools and amenities together.

Organiser Chrissie Ward, a waitress and bar attendant at the hotel, said: 'We wanted to get everyone working together by supporting each other and to raise money for The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB).'

The fair saw a variety of local business stalls, a craft fair, jewellery stalls, paintings and portraits, cream teas and live performances.

Visitors were also treated to a Mad Hatters Tea Party which saw staff dress up as characters from Alice in Wonderland.

Mrs Ward said: 'We had cream teas donated by Brakes, a dance floor donated by East Coast Marquees and lots of bands giving up their time for free to sing, including Dynamite, Amy Morris and Q-Elvis.

'We wanted to try and put North Walsham back on the map and we are delighted with the results. We hope to hold another one next year.'

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Event fundraiser of NNAB and former Norwich City Football Club legend, Jeremy Goss, also cycled from Norwich to join in with the activities.

Mrs Ward added: 'It was lovely for NNAB to have a stall here and any money we have made for the charity is a bonus.'

All proceeds from the tea party will go to NNAB.

? For more information about NNAB please ring 01603 629558 or visit

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