People from across Norfolk and Suffolk are being
invited to venture into the Wild West by supporting a special themed summer fun
day raising money for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).
The action-packed event will take place on Saturday 14 July from 11am to 4pm at
Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich. It will feature a large art marquee with an
exhibition and interactive arts for all ages, a bucking Bronco, craft stalls, a
raffle with big prizes and tradition fete games. Visitors will be given the
chance to pan for fool’s gold, enjoy refreshments and watch live performances
from The Volko Trio, Opening Night Ensemble and Mind The Gap on the 40ft stage.
The day has been organised by NSFT staff to raise money towards the £25,000
total cost of a multi-use games area to be built at Hellesdon Hospital. The
versatile outside space will give service users and NHS staff the chance to
enjoy a range of activities and sports, including basketball, tennis and
Kerri Morecz, NSFT Therapies and Wellbeing Clinical Team Lead, said: “We
encourage service users to include exercise and physical activity as part of
their daily lives, as it can have such a significant impact on both their
physical and mental wellbeing.
“The multi-use games area would be a welcome addition to our facilities at
Hellesdon which would play an important role in further enhancing our service
Matron Heidi McKay added: “This Wild West-themed event will not only give
people the chance to enjoy a huge variety of different visual arts, live music,
activities and games, but will also give staff the opportunity to explain a
little more about our work.
“As staff we’re very proud of what we do, and all do our utmost every day to
provide the best care and services we can. The day is about our being able to
share that too, while also having some traditional summer fete fun whilst
raising vital charitable funds to buy those added extras for the benefit and
wellbeing of our service users.”
The event runs from 11am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in
Anyone who is unable to make the fun day but would like to donate to the appeal
should send a cheque payable to Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to
Charitable Fund Officer (Finance), Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust,
Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, Norwich, NR6 5BE.
Caption: A photo taken at last year's event.
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