Bauble Trail leads to charity donation

A West Norfolk charity has benefited from the bauble-hunting skills of residents who took part in a popular event organised by the Vancouver Quarter team last year.

There was a range of fantastic prizes on offer for everyone who took part in the December event and the prize draw-winning family nominated Mencap to receive £100 from the organisers.

Peter Brown​, chairman of West Norfolk Mencap, said: “Although we are affiliated to the Royal Mencap Society, we receive no direct funding from them and are a totally voluntary society and are reliant on funding from local donations – like this – to help us support people with a learning disability, their families and carers.”

Last year was the second time the Bauble Trail was held in King’s Lynn as the first year proved to be such a hit and it will return later again later this year.

“It was great to see so many people come out and support the town centre traders by taking part in the Bauble Trail and it is now a firm favourite on our diary,” said David Blackmore, events and marketing assistant at the Vancouver Quarter.

Prizes included gift vouchers, a photo shoot and a behind the scenes tour of local radio station KLFM.

Picture: Kira, Kaitlyn, Tina and Martin Beale who won December’s Bauble Trail prize draw with Peter and Marie Brown from West Norfolk Mencap.

Photo by Matthew Usher.