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Purple Picnic

Purple Picnic

Why we need your help

Thank you for supporting the 2021 Purple Picnic!

There are so many different places and ways that you can hold a Purple Picnic - including at schools, in gardens and at workplaces. You could even hold a virtual picnic and invite others to join you over a video call!

From bake off competitions, dress down and non-uniform days, mini festivals, raffles, sporting challenges and activities to remember someone special, you keep surprising us with your creative ideas and enthusiasm and we are truly thankful!

Purple Picnics provide an opportunity to create memories with friends, family and colleagues whilst raising vital funds for Nelson’s Journey’s vital service to bereaved children and young people in Norfolk. Since 1997, thousands of children have been supported by the charity. Offering the right help gives children the best opportunity to move forward positively with their grief. 

Through your amazing support during this week, we are able to continue to offer our service and help bring back smiles to bereaved children in Norfolk, thank you!

If you are hosting a Purple Picnic for Nelson's Journey please set up your campaign page using the link below.   

If you were unable to attend or hold a Purple Picnic and/or just want to donate, please take a look below at how your donations could help. Thank you. 

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How you can support us

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Sarah Dodge

Purple Picnic

Sarah Dodge

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Emma Maxey

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Pete Maxey

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Pete Maxey

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helen Orford

Helen's harleston purple pinic

Hannah Rolph

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Savage Taylor

Savage Taylor


Jul 08, 2021


(plus 0.50 giftaid)

Sep 21, 2020

Ros Swetman

Cake money. Yum!!


Jul 22, 2019

Judy Bailey

Money raised from our Purple Picnic Games Evening (ex Circlers and Tablers). Good luck with your fundraising.


Jul 14, 2019

Rachel Precious

Enjoyed a lovely picnic with friends as part of our walk along the Pingo trail. A perfect Sunday! I hope our donation helps a little towards the great work Nelsons Journey carries out.

(plus 9.38 giftaid)

Aug 07, 2018

Veronica Cooke

Hi, please accept 320 pounds which was collected at our Purple Picnic in July 21st at North Walsham. I know this money will be put to excellent use, and I would like to wish you all the best for the future of Nelson's Journey.


Jul 24, 2018


Thank you for visiting St Peter's Primary Academy and making the Purple Picnic so successful.


Jul 18, 2017

Mrs Harper

Our Purple Picnic plans changed! It went from outside picnic to inside Coffee and tea morning with lots of cake. Donations from family and friends.

(plus 25.36 giftaid)

Jun 28, 2017


This is the sum raised at our Purple Picnic on Sat 24th June. Glad that it will help children in need of support at a horrible time in their lives. Keep up the good work, hope to do the same next year. Veronica and Les Cooke


Jun 23, 2017



Jun 20, 2017

Deborah Ward picnic

(plus 13.10 giftaid)

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 26,232.57

Direct donations


Raised offline 24,483.00

Fundraising pages


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