Popular summer fayre to raise funds for Nelson’s Journey

The Black Swan in Homersfield, near Harleston, is holding a summer fayre to raise money for Nelson's

The Black Swan in Homersfield, near Harleston, is holding a summer fayre to raise money for Nelson's Journey. Picture: NELSON'S JOURNEY - Credit: Archant

A summer fayre at a popular village venue aims to raise hundreds of pounds for a Norfolk-based charity which supports bereaved children and young people.

The Black Swan in Homersfield, Harleston, will be hosting the annual summer fayre on Saturday, August 5, between 10.30am and 6pm in aid of Nelson's Journey.

Face painting, a bungee run, bouncy castle and live music will be among the activities on offer alongside a hog roast and raffle.

Organiser of the event, Helen Constantinou, said: 'Three years ago on a miserable January day, we decided to put on an event on the first Saturday in August.

'We knew we wanted to fund raise for a charity but at this point we'd never heard of Nelson's Journey.

'When we found Nelson's Journey we couldn't think of a more worthy charity. We have two daughters, now 21 and 19 years of age, and they mean the world to us.

'Having read how Nelson's Journey pick the children up, gives them time to talk and recuperate and helps them to smile again, we wanted to help and be apart of this.

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'As time went on, we have more volunteers giving up their time to also be a part of this.

'This year especially has come home to us how close misfortune can sometimes be - unfortunately we do not realise the importance of something until we need it.'

Sarah Hyde, community fundraiser for Nelson's Journey, said: 'Last year the event raised over £600, which could fund five children to attend activity day at Hilltop Outdoor Centre.

'This is just one of the services we offer at Nelson's Journey to children that access support after someone significant in their lives have died.

'The day allows children to meet others in a similar situation to them, which helps with isolation - a common feeling for many children when they have been bereaved.

'We would like to extend our thanks to the Black Swan and all that support the event. We really couldn't continue to offer our services without the generosity of the community.'

The top three prizes on the raffle include a BMX bike as the first prize, two Ipswich Town football match tickets as the second prize and a handmade bear for the third prize.

The draw will take place at approximately 4.30pm.

For more information about Nelson's Journey, visit www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk.

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