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Stand up and be counted for St George!

PUBLISHED: 15:02 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:29 14 July 2010

Shops and offices in Wymondham are being encouraged to put up red and white flags or bunting to show their support for the town's St George's Day celebrations.

Shops and offices in Wymondham are being encouraged to put up red and white flags or bunting to show their support for the town's St George's Day celebrations.

Wymondham has built a reputation for staging events to celebrate England's patron saint and there are several activities taking place this year to continue the tradition.

St George will make a guest appearance at Wymondham farmers' market on Saturday, April 19 and there will be the usual wide range of English produce available from specially decorated stalls.

Two contrasting events are planned for St George's Day itself - April 23. Wymondham Lions club have teamed up with Each Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) to present a fashion show called “Dress for Less.”

Volunteers will model a range of top label clothes for adults and children, donated to the charity for sale in their retail shops. Funds raised by the event will be shared between EACH (75pc) and Wymondham Lions charities (25pc).

The catwalk show begins at 7.30pm and will be held at the Ex-Servicemen's Club in Friarscroft Lane, Wymondham. Tickets are £4 and are available at EACH shops or by telephoning 01953 601271.

Beginning at the same time, in the Abbey Hall, Church Street, Wymondham, a group of local authors will talk about their writing and read extracts from their books. Entry is free but donations to a local charity will be invited. Refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity to purchase signed copies of the featured books.

The event is sponsored by The Book Fountain in Whartons Court, Wymondham and for more details contact Tony Vale on 01953 605434.

Wymondham Town Mayor and Lions club member, Len Elston said: “The St George celebrations are a great way to bring the community together and we hope that they will encourage more people to find out what the town has to offer.”

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