On Sunday 4th September join the East of England’s leading family charity, Ormiston Families, as it hosts its annual Walk with a Fork event around the picturesque Helmingham Hall estate.

The charity’s flagship event, which sees attendees taking on a seven mile amble around the countryside, is back for its fourth year in Suffolk. Making its return to the beautiful Helmingham Hall estate near Otley, the walk will feature foodie delicacies from some of the region’s local producers at stops throughout the journey.

Helmingham Hall was constructed by John Tollemache in 1487 and is now owned by Ormiston Families’ president, Lady Tollemache. With views, architecture and hidden valleys not usually seen by members of the public, Lady Tollemache has carefully chosen to open up one of her favourite walks for everyone to enjoy.

The Suffolk Walk with a Fork event has kindly been sponsored by Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and suppliers offering tasty treats will include Aspall Suffolk Cyder, Suffolk Salami Co., Musk’s Sausages, The Fish Hut, Steve and Rebecca of Somerleyton Catering and many more.

Gavin Lamb, relationship and events manager, Ormiston Families says: “We are hugely grateful to Lady Tollemache, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, all the local suppliers and the raft of volunteers who have kindly offered their support. A special thanks to Suffolk Folk band The Broadside Boys who will be performing at the barn. We simply couldn’t hold the event without the help of all these people and we are particularly grateful to the suppliers for taking the time to come along and provide delicious produce for our walkers.

Walk with a Fork

“We always look forward to Walk with a Fork as it makes a great summer’s day out for friends and family to enjoy the Suffolk countryside and its fantastic local food and drink, whilst ticket sales raise much needed funds for families in need across the region.”

Proceeds from Walk with a Fork will be used to support Ormiston Families’ work providing services to support children and young people across East Anglia, helping to improve their life chances. Identifying and responding to the needs of children, whatever challenges they face, the charity’s vision is of a world in which every child will be loved, nurtured and valued.

Tickets are £20 per person and children under 5 go for free. Dogs are welcome. To book tickets please visit: www.ormiston-families.eventbrite.com  

The charity’s other Walk with a Fork event was held on 12th June at the Kimberley Hall estate in Norfolk and was a huge success, selling out well ahead of the day. 350 walkers joined the Ormiston Families team on a seven mile stroll raising a fantastic £10,000 for the charity.

Walk with a Fork Suffolk is currently supported by the following suppliers:

  • Aspall
  • Jacob & Jacs
  • The Fish Hut
  • Somerleyton Catering & Fritton Arms
  • James White Drinks
  • Musk’s Sausages
  • Fairfield Crisps
  • Suffolk Salami Co.
  • Alder Carr Farm
  • Hill Farm Oils

If you would like to be involved please contact Gavin on: gavin.lamb@ormiston.org or 01473 705034.