Land Rover devotees join Fire Fighters in rally raising thousands for charity
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service held their third annual Charity Land Rover Run on Sunday 17th November 2019 in aid of the Firefighters Charity.
Around two hundred Land Rovers of all shapes and sizes gathered at Pensthorpe Natural Park and travelled across rural Norfolk stopping off at The Muckleburgh Collection where tea and cake was had by all. Fifty of the vehicles took to the off-road course at Muckleburgh following the tracks used for the tank experience; the route took them over undulating terrain and past a gunning post looking out across the beach and the sea. A unique and amazing opportunity all made possible by the generosity of the collection owner Sir Michael Savory.
Arriving at the Muckleburgh Collection
Tackling the off-road course
The impressive collection of Land Rovers then made their way across to Creake Abbey, stopping for lunch and an opportunity for a short walk to the Abbey ruins.
The route then entered the Holkham Hall parkland through the Golden Gate and with the permission of The Earl of Leicester, travelled around the Holkham Estate finishing with a finale in front of Holkham Hall with the fountains giving a magnificent backdrop.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service’s Lynn Twite said: “When you think about raising money for charity you try and think of doing something different to capture a group of people who might like a day out, and this event raised over £4,000 for the charity which supports Firefighters both serving and retired, and their families.
“The plan is to do it all again in November next year!”
Sarah Kent, who completed the run with husband Rigil and their children said: “It was another amazing day out, seeing beautiful Norfolk and raising funds for the Firefighters Charity.”
Rigil Kent with his wife Sarah and their children Charlie (12), Darcey (10) and Noah (8)
Bob Ayers with his wife Dawn and daughter Hannah