A Big Day To Remember

October 18, 2017

Community comes out in force to enjoy the fun activities and stalls laid on for them at the third and biggest Henderson Trust Big Day yet.

The event was packed with stalls, entertainment and activities for the whole family. There were lots of trade and community based stalls who all braved the bad weather in the morning to set up their pitches. Luckily the sun came out to join us and by the afternoon it was absolutely glorious.

Throughout the day there was lots of free entertainment and activities on off­er. The graffiti wall proved to be as popular as ever and the circus skills workshop continued throughout the day welcoming anyone who wanted to have a go. There was a large soft play area for younger children and several bouncy castles. Punch & Judy were also in attendance and provided lots of laughs for all the family. There was loads of entertainment going on in the arena throughout the course of the day. Families had the opportunity to work o­ their burgers and ice creams with fun activities and watch the amazing demonstrations and presentations from the Norwich Choi Kwang Do team and Popercise Norfolk Allstars. The arena also had the All Stars Dance Academy and Jezza King’s Mascot Show which got everyone up and joining in. Entertainment and PA services were provided by NES, Norfolk Event Services.

The Big Day closed with a raffle raising money for the Make a Lunch Club, a great project supported by Norwich Foodbank that provides hot meals for children and families in the school holidays, and Earlham Scout Group who off­er a wide range of activities for local children aged between 5 and 14. The Foodbank will put the donations received towards the cost of running the ever popular and necessary Make a Lunch Club and The Scout Group plan to put the money towards equipment for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts groups. 1st prize, won by local resident Hannah Barnes, was a Love To Shop voucher worth £100, with a Kindle Fire going to the lucky second place winner.

A massive thank you to everyone who helped to make this the biggest Big Day we have ever had. Lots of work goes in to the running of such a large event and it simply wouldn’t be possible without all the help from our dedicated staff­ and volunteers. And thank you to the local community who came to join us for all the fun!