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Town’s inaugural gin festival is a sell-out success

PUBLISHED: 14:11 11 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:12 11 March 2018

The first ever gin festival in King's Lynn was a sell-out event. Pictured are some of the organisers from King's Lynn and District Round Table 54, from left, Ryan Brown, Amrinder Chana and Mike McGarry. Picture: King's Lynn and District Round Table 54

The first ever gin festival in King's Lynn was a sell-out event. Pictured are some of the organisers from King's Lynn and District Round Table 54, from left, Ryan Brown, Amrinder Chana and Mike McGarry. Picture: King's Lynn and District Round Table 54

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A town’s first ever gin festival proved to be a roaring success after completely selling out both days.

The King's Lynn gin festival raised money for two local charities, Marshfields and Bridge for Heroes, and was a sell-out event. Picture: King's Lynn and District Round Table 54The King's Lynn gin festival raised money for two local charities, Marshfields and Bridge for Heroes, and was a sell-out event. Picture: King's Lynn and District Round Table 54

The inaugural event took place at St Nicholas Chapel in King’s Lynn and was organised by the town’s Round Table 54 group to raise money for two local charities.

Ryan Brown, chairman of the organisation, said: “It was a fantastic weekend, absolutely brilliant.

“We had a great turn out of people coming to sample the artisan gins and they bought some to take home so we raised quite a bit of money.”

The cash, which is still being totted up, will be split equally between two local charities, Marshfields and Bridge for Heroes.

A range of local and national artisan gins were on sale and available for tasting at the sell-out festival fundraiser. Picture: King's Lynn and District Round Table 54A range of local and national artisan gins were on sale and available for tasting at the sell-out festival fundraiser. Picture: King's Lynn and District Round Table 54

Marshfields is a residential short break unit for five to 18-year-olds with severe learning disabilities across Norfolk and Bridge for Heroes works with veterans and their families.

For more information on how to get involved with fundraising and the King’s Lynn and District Round Table 54 group visit their Facebook page.

The first ever gin festival in King's Lynn was hosted at St Nicholas Chapel on Friday and Saturday night. Picture: King's Lynn and District Round Table 54The first ever gin festival in King's Lynn was hosted at St Nicholas Chapel on Friday and Saturday night. Picture: King's Lynn and District Round Table 54


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