Family fun day at Holkham Hall to raise money for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:06 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:21 23 April 2018

Archdeacon's Charge. Pictures: Diocese of Norwich

Archdeacon's Charge. Pictures: Diocese of Norwich


Bookings are now open for a big charity fund raising day on the grounds of one of North Norfolk’s top estates.

Archdeacon's Charge fun run and picnic at Wolterton Hall in 2017. Picture: Diocese of Norwich.Archdeacon's Charge fun run and picnic at Wolterton Hall in 2017. Picture: Diocese of Norwich.

The Archdeacon’s Charge and Picnic is set to take place at Holkham Hall on May 7 and it will be packed with events for families, including their annual sponsored fun run, walk and picnic.

The event is organised by the Diocese of Norwich with the aim of raising money for churches, schools, youth groups and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Reverand Clive Wylie said: “My first experience of ­the Archdeacon’s Charge was in 2012 at Sandringham and I have participated every year since. I have seen what was initially a sponsored walk and run evolve into a fantastic fun-filled family day out.

“Last year fourteen of us from the Creake’s Benefice took part and it was a great opportunity for us to get to know one another better and to support and encourage each other around the course. Some walked while others ran. Some did the full 10 miles while others did what they were able. But what was important was that we were together having fun.

Archdeacon's Charge. Pictures: Diocese of NorwichArchdeacon's Charge. Pictures: Diocese of Norwich

“Participating in the Archdeacon’s Charge ignited a passion for running that has contributed to me, at 53 years old, being in the best shape of my life.”

The run is 5km long and participants can choose how many laps they wish to do. Guests will also be able to browse the popular craft market, listen to live music performances and view classic cars.

The event takes place on May 7 and runs from 10am until 3pm. Booking is now open and entry is £5 per adult while under-18s are free. Parking is also free and there will be a designated parking area. Along with booking ahead to skip the queues, people can pay when they arrive.

The event was founded in 2010 by John Ashe, Archdeacon of Lynn, who wished to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance after they saved his wife’s life following a serious car accident in 2009 when she was airlifted from the crash scene. Since it was founded the event has raised over £110,000, half of which has been donated to the Air Ambulance.

More information is available on their website.

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