More than £1,000 raised for charities at Fakenham fundraiser
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More than £1,000 has been raised for a pair of charities at an event in Fakenham.
Councillor Jeremy Punchard, chairman of North Norfolk District Council, hosted the fundraiser in the Prince of Wales stand at the town's racecourse on Thursday (October 7).
An employee of the Fire and Rescue Service, he chose Norfolk and Waveney Mind and the Firefighters Charity as the beneficiaries of £1,170.
The Firefighters Charity donated some decommissioned helmets, which have been customized by local artists and were on show at the event.
They will then be auctioned off at a later date at an event at the Sir Isaac Newton College in Norwich.
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Norfolk and Waveney Mind were accompanied by David Warde, who has become an ambassador for the charity since using their help to get through a chapter in his life struggling with mental health.
Mr Warde said that calls to them had gone up 200pc during Covid.
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The event was sponsored by local businesses to donate to local causes.