Celebrate the very best of Suffolk…

with forks at the ready

Walkers tasting produce last year at Helmingham Hall

It’s the perfect combination – beautiful Suffolk views and delicious local food and drink at Ormiston Families’ flagship event ‘Walk with a Fork’.

Back for its fifth year, ‘Walk with a Fork’ will be at Helmingham Hall on 3rd September. The beautiful 16th-century hall and estate, on the outskirts of Ipswich, has recently been named as the Historic House Association’s garden of the year.

The seven mile walk has been chosen by Lady Tollemache of Helmingham Hall who is also Ormiston Families’ president, and includes beautiful vistas, architecture and hidden valleys not usually seen by members of the public.

After five years of support since the Suffolk ‘Walk with a Fork’ began, Mackenzie-David Events will once again be sponsoring the event, along with Aspall, bringing some of the finest cuisine and cyder the local area has to offer.

Mackenzie-David Events has been confirmed as the main lunch stop, providing venison koftas with coleslaw, salad and yoghurt which walkers can wash down with a refreshing Aspall cyder. The lunch stop will also feature home-grown musical entertainment to be confirmed later in the summer.

On arrival, breakfast will be served by the tea rooms at Helmingham Hall, and the walk concludes with award winning Alder Tree Cream Ice. Other producers supporting the event include The Fish Hut, with some of Suffolk’s best fish and chips, James White Drinks, Suffolk Salami, Fairfield Farm Crisps and The Cheese & Pie Man.

Gavin Lamb, relationship and events manager at Ormiston Families, said: “We’ve been so pleased with the success ‘Walk with a Fork’ has had over the years, and are especially looking forward to bringing the event back to Helmingham Hall this year.

“The combination of the beautiful Suffolk countryside and delicious local food and drink make for a great day out, and all while raising vital funds which allow us to continue our work with children, young people and families across the East of England.

“We are so grateful to Helmingham Hall for having us, our sponsors and all of our fantastic suppliers.”

Tickets are £23 per person and children under 5 go free. Dogs are welcome. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.ormiston-families.eventbrite.com

If you are a local food or drink producer and would like to get involved, please contact Gavin on: gavin.lamb@ormistonfamilies.org.uk or 01473 705034.

Proceeds from ‘Walk with a Fork’ will go towards Ormiston Families’ vision of a world in which every child will be loved, nurtured and valued. The charity’s work supporting children and young people is wide ranging, from mental health services, help to bridge the gap between home and school, to support for imprisonment, domestic abuse and much more.

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