Stephen Fry shares support for Oktoberfest Norwich

Stephen Fry has shared his support for a local fundraising event on social media. Picture: Matthew U

Stephen Fry has shared his support for a local fundraising event on social media. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Archant

OPEN Youth Trust is bringing Oktoberfest to Norwich later this year and Norfolk comedian Stephen Fry says he is 'proud' to support the event.

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OPEN Norwich, a multi-purpose venue based on Bank Plain, will be transformed into a German themed Bierkeller in October as part of a fundraiser for the charity which finances a range of largely free activities for young people aged seven to 25.

Oktoberfest Norwich, or ON for short, will provide the fine city with a wide selection of authentic Bavarian beer, food, and entertainment and is set to take place over Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

The event has already garnered much attention, including endorsement from local celebrity, Stephen Fry, who last night tweeted: 'Proud to support @OktoberfestN for a great charity @OPENNorwich in my beloved home city.'

He then shared a link to purchase tickets for the event, which are currently available online for between £10.75 and £354.35.

Oktoberfest in Germany 2016. Photo by Gary Newstead

Oktoberfest in Germany 2016. Photo by Gary Newstead - Credit: Gary Newstead

John Gordon-Saker, Chief Executive of OPEN Youth Trust, said: 'With over 12 million followers, we are thrilled that Stephen has chosen to support Oktoberfest but, more importantly, has given a boost to our work in providing young people with the support, confidence and life skills to find their own way in life.


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'Some may be suffering from low self-esteem and, as a campaigner for better mental health care, he has given our youth team a real boost at a time when charities like ours have become the frontline in the face of cuts to children's services.'

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