The King’s Lynn Town Guides joined forces with local businessman and fundraiser Simon Massen to support two good causes.
They arranged a special walking tour of the town which helped riase £150 for Campaign Care 94 Bob Champion Cancer Trust, and for Tapping House.
Simon had treatment for cancer 30 years ago and has organised events ever since to support organisations which help eradicate the disease or support people with it, raising a total of £400,000 so far.
“Usually, the Guides donate the money they raise to organisations that look after Lynn’s heritage, but they are happy to work with other charitable organisations to help raise funds and awareness of the town’s history,” said town guide James Rye. “And I always enjoy doing walks. It was a privilege to support this cause.”
“It was amazing,” said Simon. “I’ve lived near Lynn all my life and felt I knew a lot about the town. But the tour opened up so much that I just didn’t know. We all enjoyed it. I’m so glad I did it.”
Ivor Rowlands, Chair of King’s Lynn Town Guides said: “I am so pleased that the Guides were able to support charities while promoting King’s Lynn’s wonderful history at the same time. If there are other organisations who would like to work with the Town Guides to help in their own fundraising, or corporate, or social events, do get in touch.”