A record-breaking £93,392 has been raised for The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House following a ten-day event where a tulip field was opened to the public.
Tulip growers Mark and Susanne Eves from PS & JE Ward of Belmont Nurseries in Terrington St Clement worked with The Norfolk Hospice to open the 28-acre tulip field near Roydon, King’s Lynn to the public.
Over 10,000 people visited between 21st April and 2nd May with the event being sold in just four days as people were keen to view the only public tulip fields in the country.
Mark and Susanne Eves, from PS & JE Ward Ltd of Belmont Nurseries, said: “It is our pleasure and privilege to work alongside The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House for this amazing fundraising event. We only grow the tulips and much of the hard work comes from the fundraising team and all the volunteers that gave their time to help.
“We are truly astounded by the amount raised and humbled in knowing what a difference it will make to those people that are supported by the Hospice.”
Lindsey Atkin, Community & Corporate Fundraising Manager at The Norfolk Hospice, said: “We are absolutely stunned by the total raised and still can’t quite believe it! It will make a huge difference after such a challenging couple of years.”
All the money raised will go towards the running costs of the Hospice, which costs £7,500 per day to run. The Hospice provides care services free of charge to local families facing a life-limiting illness.