Cammy, Wroxham Barns resident elephant, is hitching a luxurious ride to the Boat & Caravan Show, NEC Birmingham, courtesy of Norfolk Broads Direct on their brand new 46ft cruiser Fair President. Both Cammy and Fair President are part of The Broads Tourism Forum’s presence at the show, which runs from February 23 to 28.
Cammy, who began life as Camouflagephant on Norwich’s Go Elephants! trail, has been a firm favourite at Wroxham Barns since September 2008 and will be representing Junior Farm at the NEC show. During her time at Wroxham Barns, Cammy’s ‘feed’ bucket has raised £700 for CLIC Sargent and Born Free Foundation, the two charities that benefited from Go Elephants!.
Fair President is the newest member of Norfolk Broads Direct’s fleet. The 46ft luxury cruiser cost £150,000 to build and fit out. Fair President’s accommodation can sleep up to six people in two cabins and the spacious central living area. There is a separate bathroom with whirlpool bath, an ensuite shower unit, plus a Freesat TV system, DVD player and X-Box, which will be perfect for combining a holiday on the Norfolk Broads and watching The World Cup. Norfolk Broads Direct has invested £1 million in new additions to its fleet over the last five years.
Ian Russell, Director Wroxham Barns said: "Cammy is very excited about her trip to Birmingham and being the centre of attention on The Broads Tourism Forum stand. I would like to thank Barbara and Paul Greasley of Norfolk Broads Direct for offering her such a luxurious lift."
Barbara Greasley, Director Norfolk Broads Direct said: "We are honoured to be giving Cammy a ride to NEC and are really looking forward to showcasing Fair President with The Broads Tourism Forum. We are returning to the Boat & Caravan Show for the second time after having such a successful visit last year."
For more information about Wroxham Barns, tel. 01603 783762, http://www.wroxhambarns.co.uk/ and Norfolk Broads Direct, tel. 01603 782207, http://www.broads.co.uk/.
Photograph: Barbara Greasley and Ian Russell with Cammy on Fair President.