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A charity which supports the homeless is hoping Your Local Paper readers can help in two ways.

The Purfleet Trust at King’s Lynn will be taking over Snettisham’s Norton Light Railway for two days in August and help is needed to make the family fun day special.

Joy Wylie, the trust’s partnership and development manager, said the event on Saturday and Sunday August  21 and 22 will be its first “in-person” event since the outbreak of coronavirus and the charity wants to make it special.

It will also be the first time The Purfleet Trust has occupied the site for two days, previously staging the event over one day in 2019.

In order to raise much-needed funds, the charity is looking for support during the two days.

It needs help to man stalls, donations for the cake stall and people to run attractions and stalls such as tombola, face-painting and crafts.

Miss Wylie said the trust would also like to hear from businesses or organisations able to get involved in any way including via sponsorship.

If you can help email Miss Wylie at or call 01553 767829.

And on a different note, The Purfleet Trust is hoping for nominations to win a £1,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.  

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

Trust chief executive Paula Hall said: “This £1,000 would be an ideal boost for our new Purfleet Pathways project. This is a training and employability project which will enable us to work with even more people to show them there is a brighter future for them and they can access this with the support of our team.”

Mark Hews, group chief executive of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, said: “Our Movement for Good awards will continue to help charities at a time when they need it most and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference. 

“We were thrilled to receive so many nominations from the public last year and this year we are encouraging even more people to nominate a good cause. 

“We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. 

“As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.” 

Nominations can be made until Sunday, June 13 online at