Apples come into their own at charity’s festival

Pics from the Apple festival in the walled garden at Thornham Walks, Thornham Magna.

Pics from the Apple festival in the walled garden at Thornham Walks, Thornham Magna.

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A CHARITY which supports young people aged 16 to 25 who may have problems getting access to education and work opened its doors to 300 visitors at its apple festival.

There were apple games, plant sales, displays of apple grafting and local produce as well as theatre from the Keepers Daughter Theatre Company.

Pics from the Apple festival in the walled garden at Thornham Walks, Thornham Magna. Tina Schwarz and Sylvie Fawcett who were making apple juice.

Pics from the Apple festival in the walled garden at Thornham Walks, Thornham Magna. Tina Schwarz and Sylvie Fawcett who were making apple juice.

The afternoon at The Walled Garden at Thornham raised around £1,200 which will support the running costs of the Beyond the Wall scheme.

Ben Hall, commercial manager, said the charity was feeeling the impact of funding cuts to organisations such as Connexions making it more difficult to access potential clients.

He said: “ As well as raising money for the charity these events are crucial in helping smaller charties such as ours get information about our services across to the people we can potentially help.”

Schools from around the area visited and the charity is now hoping to set up work placements for students in the near future.

Mid Suffolk District Council provided a small grant to run the festival. More information can be found at www.beyondthewall.org.uk