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Village raises more than £2,000 for EACH

Reedcutter, Wally Mason, right, who is organising a family day for Norfolk Day at Rockland St Mary. With him is his son, Luke, left, his  granddaughter Violet, and landlord of the New Inn, Robert Webb. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Reedcutter, Wally Mason, right, who is organising a family day for Norfolk Day at Rockland St Mary. With him is his son, Luke, left, his granddaughter Violet, and landlord of the New Inn, Robert Webb. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A village has raised more than £2,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Villagers of Rockland St Mary raised £2,100 at a family fun day to celebrate Norfolk Day.

The event was organised by Wally, Lorraine and Luke Mason, plus landlord of The New Inn, Terry Webb.

It featured a demonstration of traditional reed cutting from Mr W Mason. An experienced hand at what was a common sight on the Norfolk Broads for decades before changes in technology.

There was also live music and a variety of stalls.

Tim Jenkins, EACH Norfolk community fundraiser, said: “We’re delighted to have benefited from what was obviously a special day in celebrating a great tradition of this wonderful county.

“Money raised will be going towards the nook appeal. The total is over £8 million and we’re really hoping that, with the continued support of communities like this one.”

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