Thursday, 24 November 2011

Head to Wroxham Barns on Sunday, December 11 and take part in the Macmillan Monster Mince Pie Munch.

The Macmillan Monster Mince Pie Munch, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, is just one of several special events at Wroxham Barns in the run up to Christmas.

Every craft studio and shopping outlet, along with the restaurant cafĂ©, will be offering ‘free’ mince pies, on December 11 in return for a donation to Macmillan. There will also be seasonal music from the Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass Band and fun activities in Junior Farm.

Ian Russell, Director Wroxham Barns explained: “Already two businesses at the Barns, Model Landscape Co. and Tricia Francis, are supporting Macmillan’s Norfolk business centenary challenge to raise £1000. The Monster Mince Pie Munch will give a boost to our Macmillan fundraising. We will have 2000 ‘free’ fresh mince pies on offer, all made in our kitchen. I don’t want any left!”

Max Griffiths, Macmillan Fundraising Manager said: “We are delighted that Wroxham Barns has committed to our centenary challenge to get 100 Norfolk businesses to raise £1,000. This is a wonderful way to raise both funds and awareness of the work of Macmillan Cancer Support. Two million people are living with or beyond cancer in the UK, and the money raised by Wroxham Barns will go towards helping local people living with cancer.”

The Christmas Family Day is on Sunday, December 4 with more seasonal music, face painting and other activities in Junior Farm. Then on the evening of Friday, December 9, the restaurant is offering a traditional three-course Christmas supper with seasonal entertainment. There will be a donation to Macmillan from restaurant takings on the evening.

North Walsham Salvation Army will be playing on Saturday 10 December, from 10am to 12noon and finally Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass Band returns on Sunday, December 18 from 10am to 3pm.

Wroxham Barns,, tel. 01603 783762 is open daily 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day), 10 miles from Norwich, take A1151 to Wroxham then follow brown and white tourist signs for 1.5miles on the Tunstead road. Free parking.