Diss N&P branch supports Great Ellingham teddy bears’ picnic

More than 100 children enjoyed a teddy bears' picnic after a building society branch teamed up with a local children's charity.

The Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and officials from the East Coast Truckers gave youngsters a day out to remember.

Sarah Younger, customer consultant at N&P's Diss, was approached by Rob Billman, chairman and convoy director for the charity to support the teddy bears picnic.

The event was held at Great Ellingham and 100 children were invited and were treated to a teddy bear trail in the village.

The building society also offered to cover the cost of a children's entertainer who made balloon models and performed magic tricks on the day.

'It was lovely to see how much the children were enjoying the day.

'The East Coast Truckers is a brilliant charity and does so much for local disadvantaged children, so I was delighted that we were able to join forces and help make it a great day.

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'We are pleased to say that we would look to continue this type of community support, if we were to merge with the Yorkshire Building Society later this year,' said Sarah.

The East Coast Truckers stage an annual convoy from Norwich to Pleasurewood Hills and Great Yarmouth for disabled and disadvantaged children.