Nelson’s Journey Purple Picnic

Join the fun!

Who can host a Purple Picnic?

The very simple answer to this is – ANYONE!

This summer, be it at school, work, your local book club or at home in the back garden, people from all over Norfolk will be holding their own Purple Picnic. While some will be remembering a special person that has died, others will be fundraising to support Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people. Why not join in the fun and sign up today?

Purple Picnics can come in many shapes and sizes. Events range from classic picnics in the park to office Olympics during lunch break; bake off competitions at your weekly WI meet; or an end of year super picnic to finish the school term in style and get everyone together one last time before the school holidays.

Purple Picnic Month is celebrated throughout July each year – but you can plan one for whenever suits you, so please pick a date for your Purple Picnic and sign up today!

Where can you hold your Purple Picnic?

The sky is the limit – hold it ANYWHERE!

The park, the beach, the back garden or the staff room are just a few of the places people have held Purple Picnics in previous years. Wherever works for you and your fellow picnickers, grab some picnic blankets, games and delicious food and make it memorable.

If you are unable to get together in person, why not hold a digital picnic? With technology being so advanced, it can almost feel like you are in the room together, even if you are miles apart.

Wherever you choose to hold your picnic, be sure to take plenty of photos and share them with us online.  We want to see and hear all about your amazing fundraising efforts.

Why hold a Purple Picnic?

Your donations help to change the lives of children and young people across Norfolk

Nelson’s Journey has spent the past 26 years supporting Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people.  With no government support, we rely solely on the amazing support of our donors and fundraisers to keep us going.  Campaigns like the Purple Picnic not only help to raise vital funds that we need to continue the work that we do, but also to increase brand awareness and make sure everyone has heard of Nelson’s Journey and the important work that we do.

From £5 for a memory jar to £300 for a residential weekend, every penny you raise goes towards supporting children and young people within our care. Never underestimate the difference a few pounds can make!

Resource Packs

To help you along with the planning of your Purple Picnic, we have put together some fabulous resource packs. Simply download the pack that is relevant to your group.
Including printable resources, activities and suggestions for recipes and games, we’ve got you covered.
Remember your picnic does not have to be conventional! We love to see your ideas and photos so make sure you take plenty and send them in!

Register your picnic today!

Complete the registration form below to let us know you a joining this years Purple Picnic Brigade!

Start your fundraising here!

The easiest way to get your fundraising started is to set up a JustGiving page. Donations can be made quickly and securely online.

Use the link  to JustGiving, and click ‘Start Fundraising’ to get started. You will then be able to set up your own page for your Purple Picnic that you can share with others. Click Here for JustGiving.

Alternately, we have collection pots and buckets available to have at your event and sponsorship forms can be downloaded and printed out if you need them.  Drop us an email at or call us on 01603 431788 for further information.

Cash, Cheques or Online – we can accept all forms of donations.

    You can pay your fundraising in via our JustGiving page, just Click Here and select ‘Give Now’
  • BACS
    Please contact us for details
    Please send to The Bradbury Building – Smiles House, The Octagon Business Park, Hospital Road, Little Plumstead, Norwich, NR13 5FH

Make a Donation

If you don’t have the time to organise a picnic but still want to support us, why not consider making a small donation instead.

From £2.50 to £25 or what ever feels right for you, the money you donate will have a positive impact, helping us to bring back smiles to Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people.

You can make a donation or set up your fundraising page below.

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