“Extraordinary venue” hosts event for Norfolk-based charity bringing hope to thousands
Take one of Norfolk’s great country houses, currently enjoying a multi-million pound renaissance. Add a Norfolk-based charity that’s bringing hope to thousands in Ethiopia. Add a group of dedicated volunteers determined to create an unforgettable event that will raise thousands for the cause. And you have The Wolterton Extravagant.
Why ‘Extravagant’? “Because it’s going to be different, special and, we hope, extraordinary,” says Sue Mumford, chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK, the charity organising The Wolterton Extravagant.
As patron of the event, Lady Dannatt MBE will be there. She says, “Ethiopia has a population of around 100 million, but only one hospice: Hospice Ethiopia. Its staff work tirelessly to deliver care to the dying. However, what’s really important is the training Hospice Ethiopia is conducting, so that other medics can help many thousands of desperate people, and their families.
“This is an extraordinary venue for what we hope will be an extraordinary event to support an extraordinary charity.”
The Wolterton Extravagant will include a champagne reception, three-course buffet meal, an auction and live music, both classical and rock. There will also be a bar and lots of other entertainments – including the opportunity to buy G&T using the official ‘best gin in the world’, courtesy of Bullards of Norwich.
Wolterton Hall was recently sold by the Walpole family to Peter Sheppard and Keith Day, who are currently restoring it to its former glories. When they heard about the idea for an event for Hospice Ethiopia, they were only too happy to offer the Hall. “It’s an amazing building with a wealth of history and beautiful rooms and grounds, including a fabulous marble ballroom,” says Sue. “The restoration is bringing it all back to life, making it the perfect venue for a spectacular event. We’re so grateful to Peter and Keith.”
The Wolterton Extravagant takes place on September 16 2017, 7.30pm till midnight, and tickets cost £50, which includes champagne and food. For more information and to buy tickets visit hospiceethiopia.org.uk or contact Clare Glenn, 01263 734853 or firstname.lastname@example.org