Thursday, 8 December 2011

Wroxham Barns Norfolk – World Mince Pie Eating Record Attempt – Sunday, December 11

Head to Wroxham Barns, Hoveton, Norfolk on Sunday, December 11 and have a go at beating or equalling the world record for the most mince pies eaten in a minute. The challenge is part of the Macmillan Monster Mince Pie Munch in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ian Russell Director Wroxham Barns explains: “Mince pie ‘munchers’ who want to have a go at the world record will need to eat two mince pies in a minute. They are welcome to attempt the record at any time between 11am and 3pm on Sunday, and will be asked to donate £5 to Macmillan Cancer Support for taking part in the challenge. We will give £50 to the best ‘muncher’ and a further £50 to Macmillan.”

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

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.”

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.

Wroxham Barns is one of Norfolk’s most popular visitor attractions offering a range of shopping and crafts, together with activities for younger family members including the award winning Junior Farm. The restaurant-café serves breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea, all freshly made, using local, seasonal produce where possible.