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Pork­stock’s pounds and new open­ings

Pork­stock, the food, drink and mu­sic fes­ti­val that cel­e­brates the best of Nor­folk pro­duce, has raised over £10,000 for chil­dren’s be­reave­ment char­ity Nel­son’s Jour­ney.

Around 5,000 peo­ple at­tended the fun in Oc­to­ber at the Royal Nor­folk Show­ground and more than 1,200 tick­ets were sold for the Pork­stock Evening Knees Up, with live mu­sic, the Pork­stock gin palace and street food.

Ben Hand­ford, co-founder of Pork­stock said: “Mov­ing to a big­ger venue has meant our op­er­at­ing costs have in­creased this year, but de­spite that we’ve ex­ceeded the amount we’ve been able to do­nate to Nel­son’s Jour­ney. This is largely due to the fi­nan­cial sup­port of our spon­sors who en­able us to de­liver a pro­fes­sional and fun event whilst rais­ing money for a fab­u­lous cause.”

Si­mon Wright, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Nel­son’s Jour­ney, said: “In the last year, we’ve seen a huge growth in de­mand for our ser­vices. The £10,000 raised last year con­trib­uted to the salary of a sup­port worker over a six-month pe­riod, al­low­ing us to sup­port an even greater num­ber of be­reaved chil­dren in Nor­folk. Pork­stock’s con­tin­ued sup­port means that we can con­tinue to work to bring back smiles to chil­dren who’ve lost a spe­cial per­son in their lives.”

To find out more about Pork­stock 2018 or to reg­is­ter to be­come a Pork­stock vol­un­teer, please visit www.pork­stock.co.uk.

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