Organist Julian Haggett, Harry Verney and West Norfolk Mayor Geoff Hipperson. Picture: Ian Burt

An organ recital held at St Mary’s Church, Flitcham, raised more than £1,000 towards the cost of refurbishing the instrument.

Julian Haggett, organist at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich, played to a packed church for around 75 minutes, then the audience stayed on for an evening of food, drinks and socialising. 

The event was organised by Avril Wright as part of a bid to raise £25,000 for the refurbishment of  the Walker  organ. Churchwarden Harry Verney said: “It was very well attended and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.”

The recital was the first of a number of fundraising events arranged by the Friends of the Church.