‘Walk with a fork’ for The Ormiston Family Trust

My kind of fundraiser!

Walk with a fork for The Ormiston Family Trust Helmingham Hall 30.08.14

Walk with a fork for The Ormiston Family Trust, Helmingham Hall
30.08.14

Earlier in the year, at the Greene King food and drink festival,  we picked up leaflets for a charity fundraiser called ‘Walk with a fork’ for The Ormiston Family Trust, a charity that helps families in need throughout East Anglia. It sounded like a lot of fun: an eight mile sponsored walk around the beautiful Helmingham Hall Estate punctuated with food stops supported by local food and drink producers. Have a good time, eat lovely snacks, raise some money for a great local charity. What’s not to like? We roped in some friends and their pooches last Sunday and what a day it was.

The weather was fantastic, the location was stunning, the organisation by Trust staff, the Tollemache family and volunteers was second to none and the support of the food producers exceeded our wildest expectations. Just thought I’d like to thank everyone involved through my blog and name check these fantastic producers and the lovely people who run and work at them.

  • Musk’s Newmarket sausages – we were greeted with a yummy sample as we registered accompanied by Stokes Sauces  – my favourite is their Bloody Mary ketchup.
  • Morbeans Coffee Company – tasty coffee and tea provided before and after the walk.
  • Hillfarm Oil – healthy, wholesome rapeseed oil.
  • Lane Farm Suffolk Salami – supplied slices of their yummy salami topped with cream cheese and pickled walnuts at our first stop with a packet of Fairfields Farm Crisps thrown in for good measure.
  • The Fish Hut served us delicious mini-cones of line caught cod in in Adnams ginger beer batter with chips and minted, crushed peas and home made tartare sauce washed down with a cup of delicious Ghost Ship from Adnams Southwold my favourite brewers.
  • James White  served us delicious cups of juice to keep us going.
  • Bespoke Events provided our lunch treat of hog roast pork rolls (meat provided by K W Clarke) with stuffing washed down with a cup of chilled Aspall cider.
  • Alder Tree Ices were serving mini ice cream cones from their vintage ice cream van to get us through the last leg.
  • Artistry in Cocoa gave us a tasty sample chocolate as we returned.

We were so impressed by the Trust, their work and the event that we’re going to do the Norfolk one on October 5th as well. Why don’t you support the Trust by coming on the walk yourself or help me to fundraise on their behalf through my Just Giving link?
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Monty explores a bit of the estate than he bargained for!

Monty explores a bit more of the estate than he bargained for!

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About Janet Davies @pigeoncottage

Food lover, author, cook!
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One Response to ‘Walk with a fork’ for The Ormiston Family Trust

  1. This sounds adorable! What a lovely (and delicious) event.

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