‘Fantastic’ turnout for Where’s Wally lookalike charity event

Ten-month-old Oscar Charles, at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRAD

Ten-month-old Oscar Charles, at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

He is the character that countless children have spent hours poring over picture books in a bid to find him.

Charm the goat enters into the spirit of the Where's Wally event, welcoming visitors to Stody Lodge

Charm the goat enters into the spirit of the Where's Wally event, welcoming visitors to Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

But for a few hours in north Norfolk this afternoon, it was more a case of where wasn't Wally, as Holt's Stody Lodge opened its doors to hordes of stripily-dressed lookalikes.

Visitors dressed as the cartoon creation entered the Lodge's gardens for free and gathered for a group photo, butterfly trail, and games.

There were also afternoon teas and scones on sale in aid of Norfolk charity The Benjamin Foundation (TBF).

Kate MacNicol, owner of Stody Lodge Gardens, said: 'It was a fantastic day and we had a lovely turnout. The sun came out and we had lots of children running around.

Wally's at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Clockwise from left, Alex Dyer, six; Aggi

Wally's at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Clockwise from left, Alex Dyer, six; Aggie Chuter, seven; Ilona MacNicol, six; Bea Chuter, seven; Jemima Jones, six (right); Evie Coghill, eight; and her sister, Penny, seven. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019


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'We work with lots of charities and chose TBF as it's their 25th year.'

And Chris Elliott, TBF marketing and fundraising manager, added: 'We've raised at least £300 today.

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'It's an amazing venue and we met lots of families and children and were able to share what we're up to.'

Wally's from left, Aggie Chuter, seven; Ilona MacNicol, six; and Bea Chuter, seven; at the Where's W

Wally's from left, Aggie Chuter, seven; Ilona MacNicol, six; and Bea Chuter, seven; at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Wally's from left, twins Aggie and Bea Chuter, seven; and Ilona MacNicol, six; at the Where's Wally

Wally's from left, twins Aggie and Bea Chuter, seven; and Ilona MacNicol, six; at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Wally's from left, twins Aggie and Bea Chuter, seven; and Ilona MacNicol, six; at the Where's Wally

Wally's from left, twins Aggie and Bea Chuter, seven; and Ilona MacNicol, six; at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Ten-month-old Oscar Charles, at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens with dad, Michael, an

Ten-month-old Oscar Charles, at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens with dad, Michael, and mum, Zoe Gutteridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

All the Wally's at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

All the Wally's at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Jemima Jones, six, with Charm the goat, at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture:

Jemima Jones, six, with Charm the goat, at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Arthur MacNicol, two, at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Arthur MacNicol, two, at the Where's Wally event at Stody Lodge Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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