‘Walk With A Fork’ for Suffolk’s leading family charity

‘Walk With A Fork’ for Suffolk’s leading family charity

Ormiston Families are holding their sixth annual ‘Walk With A Fork’ event this September, with all proceeds going to support children and young people in the East of England facing complex life challenges.

Taking place on Sunday 2 September, the eight-mile walk takes place around the splendid location of Helmingham Hall, hosted by Ormiston Families’ president, Lady Tollemache.

Companies in and around Suffolk can get involved with this event by either entering a team of walkers, becoming a sponsor or volunteering on the day.

For just £150 companies can become a ‘Friend’ of Walk With A Fork, which will ensure they are recognised as a supporter of the event, named in the event programme, shown on the sponsors banner and included on the website with a link to their own website.

Volunteers are a vital part of the Walk With A Fork event and Ormiston Families are looking for people to support them with registration, marshalling, manning stands and leading / rearing walkers. If your company has a volunteering programme and this would be of interest please email: SJ.Middleton@ormistonfamilies.org.uk

Gavin Lamb, Fundraising Manager for Ormiston families, says: “This is a hugely popular day out and all ages and abilities are welcome, even dogs. The event has been running for six years, and has raised over £43,000 to date, and we hope to reach the £50,000 milestone with even more tickets bought this year. We would welcome support from local businesses to ensure that we can raise as much as possible from the event and also to ensure that the event is enjoyable for all.”

This year’s event is being sponsored by Aspall Cyder with a range of food producers confirmed including: The Tea Rooms at Helmingham, Suffolk Salami, James White Drinks, Hill Farm Oils, Fairfields Farm Crisps, The Cheese and Pie Man, Alder Carr Farm, Betty & Miller Ltd, Morvend & MorBeans and much more.

Lady Tollemache, adds: “Walk With A Fork is a fantastic day out with a twist. Walkers get to experience beautiful views, architecture and hidden valleys not usually seen by the public whilst enjoying a delicious selection of local food en route.  As you explore the estate, local produce suppliers have created little food-stops – feasts for the eyes as well as the stomach – for all to enjoy and celebrate Suffolk at its finest.”

A perfect day out for countryside and food lovers alike. Tickets cost £25 per adult and are free for children under five. To buy a ticket, visit https://www.ormiston.org/suffolkwalk  

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