GeeWizz Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze
The annual community event with thousands of pumpkins grown from seed at Hall Farm in Bury St Edmunds engages with local school children, West Suffolk College and the wider community.The event showcases modern farming helping young children understand the growing process in a fun and informal way.
As the first UK 100% Charity Pumpkin Patch with all proceeds from sales to support local young children and adults living with a life-threatening condition, disability and cancer the GeeWizz event has been widely supported.
“I always thought it would be a great thing for all the family to do while enjoying some wonderful autumnal weather and increasing education around farming and where pumpkins come from. I hoped this would prove popular in West Suffolk while also raising money for the GeeWizz charity, which supports families in the local community” – Gina Long MBE
The 4.5-acre pumpkin patch at Hall Farm, Fornham St. Martin will be reseeded this year ready for the autumn when local schools and families, from Norfolk and Suffolk, supporting children with disabilities, cancer or life-threatening conditions will be welcomed as VIP GeeWizz guests with free fun games, refreshments and of course their own pumpkins; before opening to the public.
“We were blown away by how much has been raised and we thank everyone for their incredible support. The GeeWizz Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze will certainly be returning next year.”
A fun family event for October half term the GeeWizz Charity Pumpkin Patch promises a warm welcome with face painting, refreshments, wheelbarrows and games.
“We really enjoyed finding our pumpkins; it took the boys a little time finding the biggest in the field and it’s wonderful for them to understand how our food is grown. I’ll be making pumpkin soup this year!”
Gina and the GeeWizz team said they would like to send their huge gratitude to everyone who made the Pumpkin patch and Maize Maze a reality from Tozer Seeds who donated 2000 seeds, Matt and Alison Nice from MW Nice Fencing Supplies for the fencing and the generator, Paul Cornwell Contracting, Marlows for all the wheelbarrows, Coastline Graphics who provided all the signage and promotional materials and all the volunteers who generously gave their time and support to the event and finally to Barry Peters and the Bury Free Press and to Iliffe Media for helping us spread the word throughout the county.