Much to everyone's delight, the fund-raising event today in Old Buckenham Village Hall attracted a large number of visitors. It was organised by village resident Katy Walker as part of her support for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).
Katy will be running in the London Marathon for the EAAA in just ten weeks time on Sunday 24 April. She is excited to be one of just two people in Norfolk chosen by the EAAA to run the 26.2 mile course, having completed the London Marathon in 2015 for the British Heart Foundation. Katy is already fundraising and is aiming to raise enough money to cover the cost of one life-saving Air Ambulance flight.
She had organised a tea and cake event this afternoon and it was well supported by villagers, family members and others from further afield. Even royalty was invited but unfortunately one of the EAAA pilots, the Duke of Cambridge, was unable to attend due to prior commitments.
As well as a seemingly unending supply of tea, coffee and cakes to enjoy there was a big raffle, a quiz to enter, and home-made jam and greetings cards for sale.
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The afternoon was a financial success with fantastic £677.19 being raised.
If you would like to sponsor Katy, the link to her sponsorship page is: