Rackheath parish church Norfolk Day success
7 August 2018
Rackheath celebrated the first ever Norfolk Day on Friday 27 July with a Teddy Bears picnic with a Noah’s Ark theme at Holy Trinity Church. On a hot, sunny afternoon, this small congregation welcomed around 250 people to enjoy a host of different activities. Jason Davies, Authorised Worship Assistant and PCC Member, tells us more.
There were Teddy Bears of all kinds and all sizes and activities both inside and out in the grounds. Among other things were arts and crafts, face painting and football; and a visiting zoo so that, if you were brave enough, you could hold owls, a bearded dragon, a tarantula, or snakes There was magical entertainment throughout the event and a magic show finale.
We are very grateful to all those who donated money so that all the activities were available without any charge at all, as were cold drinks and snacks for everyone and ice creams from an ice cream van.
This was a community event supported fully by the Parish Council and by many individual people. To all who helped or supported it in any way our sincere thanks for helping to make it the successful fun-filled occasion it was.
There was a donations box at the event for the East Anglia Children’s Hospice; as a result of people’s generosity, we shall be sending nearly £800 to that worthwhile charity.
I think we can safely say that Norfolk Day has been very successfully launched in Rackheath!