Walk with a Fork charity event at Helmingham Hall in Suffolk raises funds for Ormiston Families

Left to right: Gary Cox, Sarah Howe, Rachael Mittel, Graham Moore, at the Walk with a Fork charity e

Left to right: Gary Cox, Sarah Howe, Rachael Mittel, Graham Moore, at the Walk with a Fork charity event at Helmingham Hall for Ormiston Families. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hundreds of foodies enjoyed the culinary treats on offer during a charity walk around Helmingham Hall in Suffolk today.

Heidi and Simon Bellamy ready for the walk. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Heidi and Simon Bellamy ready for the walk. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lady Tollemache opened up her home to around 300 people for the ‘Walk with a Fork’ event in aid of East of England charity Ormiston Families, of which Lady Tollemache is president.

Walkers embarked on an eight-mile amble around the picturesque estate and indulged in tasty treats from the region’s food and drink producers at stops along the way.

The walk around the 400-acre estate featured beautiful vistas, architecture and hidden valleys not usually seen by members of the public.

Emily Walsh from St Peters Brewery. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Emily Walsh from St Peters Brewery. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Local producers along the way included The Fish Hut, which provided lunch, Suffolk Salami, Musks sausages, and St Peters Brewery. The event was sponsored by Mackenzie-David Events and Aspall.


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Gavin Lamb, relationship and events manager at Ormiston Families, said: “We are delighted with the success Walk with a Fork has had over the years and today’s sell-out event has been no exception, especially in this lovely sunshine.

“The beautiful grounds of Helmingham Hall, teamed with a bracing walk and tasty treats along the way, make it a winning combination.

Rebecca Miles with some salami. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Rebecca Miles with some salami. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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“It raises invaluable funds which allow us to continue our work with children, young people and families throughout the region.

“We are grateful to Lady Tollemache for having us at Helmingham Hall and our sponsors, Mackenzie-David Events and Aspall.

“We would also like to give a special thanks to our supplies who gave up their Sundays and provided delicious local produce, undoubtedly making the event the success it was.”

Johanna Lloyd and Jo Foster tucking in to fish and chips. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Johanna Lloyd and Jo Foster tucking in to fish and chips. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Other suppliers included B. Chocolates, Betty and Miller, James White Drinks, Morvend, Stokes Sauces, Hillfarm Oils, and The Cheese & Pie Man. Entertainment was provided by Kev Walford and Kelly Pritchard and Suffolk pop mash-up group, Diamond Vocal.

This year’s event has raised in excess of £6,000. Proceeds will be used to support Ormiston Families’ work, providing services to support children and young people across East Anglia, helping to improve their life chances.

Walk with a Fork event at Helmingham Hall. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Walk with a Fork event at Helmingham Hall. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

• See here for more information about the charity.

Walk with a Fork event at Helmingham Hall. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Walk with a Fork event at Helmingham Hall. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

L-R Gary Cox, Sarah Howe, Rachael Mittel, Graham Moore. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

L-R Gary Cox, Sarah Howe, Rachael Mittel, Graham Moore. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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