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Walk with a Fork

A leading children’s charity in East Anglia has officially launched a new major fundraising event in Suffolk that will appeal to the ‘foodie’ in us all.

Ormiston Children & Families Trust has just launched Walk With a Fork, an event that promises something for food and countryside lovers alike. Taking place at Helmingham Hall near Stowmarket, Suffolk on Sunday 1st September, the concept of Walk With a Fork is this: an eight mile sponsored walk around the stunning Helmingham Estate, but with a unique twist. Every couple of miles there will be stops where the finest local food and drink producers in East Anglia will be serving up treats to the walkers taking part.

Before setting off the walkers will be treated to breakfast – a Musk’s Sausage accompanied by a steaming mug of Morbeans coffee. After walking a couple of miles they reach the tapas stop, featuring delights from Suffolk Salami, Fairfields Crisps and wine from Lavenham Brook. By the time they reach the halfway point it will be time for a hog roast for lunch, courtesy of Bespoke By The Crown At Woodbridge, Blythburgh Pork and Clarke’s of Bramfield Butchers. That will be accompanied by a glass of Aspall cider or apple juice. Then it will be time for dessert – some delicious Alder Tree Ice-cream.

Other suppliers supporting Walk With a Fork include Adnams, Munchy Seeds, The Bell at Walberswick, Stoke Sauces, Beautiful Bakes and James White Drinks. The event is also being supported Tastes of Anglia, the regional food body in East Anglia.

For more information about Walk With a Fork, or if you’re a local food or drink producer who would like to get involved in the event, please contact Kate Alden, Ormiston’s Community Fundriaser in Suffolk, on 01473 705034 or email kate.alden@ormiston.org. To register for the event, you can download an application form from http://www.ormiston.org/walkwithafork.

Registration is £10 per person, and there is a commitment to raise at least £25 in sponsorship to help support Ormiston’s projects in the county.
Left to right: Stephen David from The Crown At Woodbridge, Kate Alden from Ormiston, Lord Tollemache, Barry Chevalier-Guild from Aspall, Di Murray from Ormiston

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