Successful charity day at Mannington

On Sunday 5th September there was a magnificent turnout for the Mannington Hall Charity Day, near Aylsham. More than 1000 people came to enjoy the lovely house and grounds, at the invitation of Lady Walpole.

A programme of 12 attractions and entertainments included china smashing, displays of Morris dancing, dog agility, birds of prey, children’s activities and also over twenty five craft stalls. The grounds also played host to a number of Lady Walpole’s invited charities and the musical entertainment from a variety of groups provided a relaxed ambiance for all to enjoy. The café was run by volunteers from Lincolnshire who treated us to a delicious variety of tasty foods. They also provided delicious hampers, which were delivered to the picnic area by the VIP Picnic Butler, from Cornwall.

Judging by the number of comments proffered, the day was very well received by everyone. “Thank you and the team for a lovely day” commented one crafter. “What a special charity to support those with terminal illness in a developing country.  An oasis of humanity.” Commented a member of the ceilidh band.
 
Special thanks to the hardworking team of volunteers; we could not do this without you! The income for the day, a staggering £9,233, will go a long way to provide the end of life nursing care for the increasing number of the patients seen by Hospice Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

Thank you so much to all who helped make this such a successful day!

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