Saturday 31st March 2018 (9:30am – 12noon, last admission at 11:15am)
North Walsham Memorial Park hosted the second annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 31st March 2018, organised by local charity North Walsham Play. The sell-out event saw 250 families join in the easter fun trying to find clues left by the Easter Bunny to solve the 3 riddles.
All children left with goodie bags full of easter treats, which were kindly sponsored by North Walsham Community Shop and Carl Bird Ltd.
As well as the Easter trail there was free Face Painting, Balloon Modelling courtesy of Twist n Shape by the Sea, Refreshments and Easter raffle. Many of the committee had been busy creating easter treats and bakes to sell to all those who attended.
The event raised an amazing £1058.20, 100% of which will go towards the current fundraising appeal to bring about a new £90,000 play park for the Memorial Park.
Trustee and Founder, Matthew Smith, said that we was immensely pleased with the support the local community has shown towards the event. He added “we want to provide affordable family friendly events that everyone can access and enjoy whilst at the same time putting all the money raised back into the local community. We’ve had a great month in terms of donations and grants and are moving ever closer to our target amount”.
Cllr Hester, who is also a Trustee of North Walsham Play added “I would like to thank the people of North Walsham for making this another successful event for the town”
North Walsham Play has recently been awarded a grant of £10502.00 via the North Norfolk District Council Big Society Fund along with a pledge of £5000 from the Hobson Charity and £500 from Interconnector. This builds of the very successful year of fundraising that North Walsham have had. The charity hopes to be in a position to have the necessary funds secured before the end of 2018.
The much needed new play park will see state of the art play equipment installed with a pirate and castle theme. The new park will include DDA compliant equipment including wheelchair accessible roundabout, basket swing and activity boards. The new park will be.
North Walsham Play have many events planned for the remainder of 2018 including market place car boots. See their website, www.nwplay.co.uk, for more information.
Friday 16th February 2018
Another successful evening of Prize Bingo at Gimingham Village Hall – kindly ran by Maggie and Heather. The evening raised £296.00 for North Walsham Play. A big thank you to everyone who supported this event and/or donated prizes.
Saturday 20th January 2018 (7pm for 7:30pm start)
An evening of comedy ventriloquism with Steve Hewlett (and Friends), supported by Lee Gibling took place on Saturday 20th January 2018. A great night was had by all. In excess of £1300.00 profit made from the evneing, all going towards the new park on the Memorial Park.
Sunday 1st October 2017 (Sellers from 7am, Buyers from 9am, Finishing around 12noon)
Following on from the success of the August Bank Holiday Car Boot, North Walsham Play, in conjunction with North Walsham Town Council, held another Car Boot Sale which was very well supported by the local community and at the same time raised over £250 for North Walsham Play. Watch this space for information of more regular car boots being planned for 2018 🙂
Monday 28th August 2017 (Sellers from 7am, Buyers from 9am)
North Walsham’s first August Bank Holiday Car boot in the centre of town was held on 28th August 2017 and the town supported us in their hundreds! North Walsham Play raised in excess of £250.00.
Thursday 17th August 2017 (9am – 12noon)
Another successful Table Top Sale outside Broadland Travel, North Walsham raising an impressive £130 – not bad for a couple of hours work 🙂
Sunday 25th June 2017 (12noon – 5pm)
North Walsham Play had a stand at the North Walsham Fun Day
We were supported by Twist n Shape by the Sea
The event raised an impressive £163.30