Kelling Heath Holiday park butterfly walk for Benjamin Foundation charity

Sarah and Russell Youthed with their two-year-old daughter Emma pond dipping at Kelling Heath Holida

Sarah and Russell Youthed with their two-year-old daughter Emma pond dipping at Kelling Heath Holiday Park. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Families can help raise money for a Norfolk charity while learning about nature at a holiday park.

A Butterfly Walk at Kelling Heath Holiday Park near Holt is happening on Saturday July 18 between 10am-3pm in aid of the Benjamin Foundation.

The charity works with children, young people, families and individuals delivering services that provide hope, opportunity, stability and independence.

Support includes housing solutions for young homeless people or those leaving care, childcare and children's clubs and resettlement help for rough sleepers and those in crisis.

The walk can be started any time between 10am and 3pm and is suitable for adults, children and dogs.

It will be officially started at 10am on by former Norwich City footballer Paul McVeigh, who will be joined by Tony Ing, The Benjamin Foundation's new chief executive.

Chris Elliott, marketing and fundraising manager for The Benjamin Foundation, said: 'The Butterfly Walk is great way for families to spend some time together and this year we are so lucky to have the wonderful countryside of Kelling Heath at our disposal.

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'Last year more than 100 people took part and we raised over £2,500. We're hoping that even more people will join in this year, helping us to raise lots of money to help vulnerable children, young people and families.'

Fundraising attractions on the day will include face painting and pond dipping with Kelling Heath staff.

There will also be quiz questions to solve along the walk.

Participants will be able to enjoy a barbecue at the end of the route.

Mark Durrant, operations manager at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, said the route at Kelling Heath as two-and-a-half miles of beautiful woodland.

Karl Alderton, managing director of Comms Supply, which is sponsoring the event, said: 'The Benjamin Foundation does great work supporting thousands of children, young people and families in Norfolk every year. We're looking forward to taking part in the walk and helping to raise even more money.'

The walk costs £5 for adults and £1 for children under 16 to take part.

Anyone interested in registering to take part should email chris.elliott@benjaminfoundation.co.uk Alternatively people can come along on the day.

Visit www.benjaminfoundation.co.uk for details about the charity.

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