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Events this year...

This is where we will post any updates about any events we are putting on this year (2022).


Public events

Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June

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We had an amazing two days at the 2022 Royal Norfolk Show and it was wonderful that many young people, and their teachers, came to talk to members of the public about their incredible school allotments/gardens. We also met lots of amazing people including HRH The Princes Royal. We are extremely grateful to the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association for inviting us and for all their support during the Show.

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Norwich and Norfolk Horticultural Society's Spring Show 

Sunday 10th April Costessey Centre


We are always incredibly grateful to Norwich and Norfolk Horticultural Society for helping to connect us with horticultural clubs and societies across Norwich and Norfolk and we are big advocates of their "Gardening for Everyone" campaign.

Catton Park Upcycling Event

Sunday 22nd May 


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The charity will have it's 'Pap Up Shop' (Papillon Upcycling Shop) stall at the Catton Park Upcycling Fair and we are really looking forward to it! We will have our own hand made upcycling crafts on sale with all profits going to support our charitable work in schools.


We run occasional workshops throughout the year to make ethical crafts, repair vintage tools and to bring people together. The following workshops are happening this year:


Tool Repair Workshop

Saturday 21 May at City Academy Norwich, 10am – 4pm.

Join us for repairing second hand tools for schools! We believe 'secondhandness' sets a good example to young people and is better for the environment too. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

DIY fundraising?

You might like to 'DIY' (Do It Yourself) when it comes to fundraising for The Papillon Project? Below are some amazing examples:

Debbie's South West Path 630 mile charity walk (currently happening!)

Debbie Palmer, one of the Trustees of The Papillon Project is walking 630 miles along the South West Coast Path and sleeping in a tent along the way! It's an extraordinary undertaking and we wish Debbie all the very best! If you would like to sponsor Debbie you can do so via her JustGiving page (please click here). All donations that are kindly made go to support our charitable work!

Debbie's charity walk!

Faye's Land’s End to John O’ Groats bike ride!

Faye is cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, covering ~ 1000 miles over 12 days to raise money for The Papillon Project. Please click here to find out more about Faye's incredible journey and to sponsor her too! 

Faye's bikeride

Sunflower growing competition

Huge thanks to amazing people like Frances in North West Norfolk who have organised a sunflower growing competition with proceedings going to support the charitable work of The Papillon Project:

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Charity walk

This could be an individual or a group event to help raise funds for the charity. In July/August of 2021, charity founder, Matt Willer, walked the entire length of The Peddars Way (46 miles) from Thetford to Holme-next-the-Sea in two days and all totally barefoot! He raised over £10,000 for the charity. Please click here to read more.