100% Charity Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze will not return to Suffolk this year
Comment from Gina Long MBE, Founder of GeeWizz Charity:
It is with great sadness that the 100% charity GeeWizz Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze will not be taking place in 2020 at Hall Farm.
The Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze is an event that we have thoroughly enjoyed putting on for the community, we have been so grateful of all the generous sponsorship and support, especially from Treatt who sponsored our event last year and had committed to again this year. This very special GeeWizz fundraiser would have been impossible to host without the support of our wonderful volunteers, who turned up every day regardless of the weather, along with the pumpkin seed sponsors, and many others that contributed in making this event a success.
For GeeWizz to have raised over £30,000 in the 2 years that we hosted the Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, we have been able to fund much needed sensory equipment at the Priory School, revolutionary hearing aid technology at Westgate Community Primary School, support the renovation for Jasmine Moxom, who has Spastic Cerebral Palsy, giving the family wooden floors throughout their house, a physio room for Jasmine and most importantly space for Jasmine to learn to walk in a safe environment at her home, along with several other projects.
To see the joy in the children’s faces at the Pumpkin Patch was a sight to behold, and in the short time we hosted this very special fundraiser, it became a ‘must-attend’ event during the Autumn half term.
GeeWizz is a very small, wonderful charity and unfortunately, looking at the car movements through the farm to Fornham Village, we have decided it is going to be impossible to host the event going forward. We are so proud of everything we do, and we are, more importantly, so grateful for all of the support we were given by so many who positively embraced this very special event.
Sending our huge heartfelt thanks once again to everyone who has supported us over the last two years, we are so very grateful and you have helped us change many local lives.