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Charity week raises money for complex needs

PUBLISHED: 11:20 28 August 2019

Attendees of Fitzroy's carnival, in the sensory garden by Fakenham's Maltings PICTURE: Matthew Farmer

Attendees of Fitzroy's carnival, in the sensory garden by Fakenham's Maltings PICTURE: Matthew Farmer

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A complex needs charity has swapped its annual trip with a week of celebrations around town, raising money to support its users.

All were welcomed to events held around Fakenham in aid of Fitzroy, a charity based in the town supporting children and adults with complex needs.

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The group headed to Millennium Park for a sporting games day, and the next day attendees put on their best fancy dress. On Thursday, the group held a small carnival in their sensory garden, after barbecue in the sun.

Will Thompson, deputy manager, said: "It has been very enjoyable, and the staff are knackered from it. It's the first time we've done this, but we'd definitely do it again.

"I can't believe how many have come along, we've be packed. We've had maybe 100, 200 visitors? It has absolutely been a success."

On Friday, the group sang karaoke and thanked the community for the £675 they raised across the whole week.

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