Last Wednesday, Clapham & Collinge held their annual 'Lunch on the Green' event in support of Break Charity at their Norwich office. Lunch on the Green is billed as the highlight of the Norfolk networking calendar and this year's event was their biggest to date with over 40 businesses exhibiting and 250 attendees on the day, raising £6641 for Break Charity.
Break provides a diverse range of specialist residential and community based services for vulnerable young people in Norfolk. Their vision is to ensure children, young people and families reach their full potential and shape their own futures in a safe and creative environment.
Martin Green, Fundraising Manager at Break Charity said ''A huge thanks to Louis and Andrea for their hard work. We are totally overwhelmed by the amount that was raised by Clapham & Collinge and we look forward to working with them on new and exciting projects for the future. The weather was very kind to us and both exhibitors and attendees were presented with a wonderful afternoon of networking with summer attractions and live music.''
Organised by Clapham & Collinge's Marketing team, this year's Lunch on the Green featured many summer-themed activities and attractions including summer games with Right Angle Events, beer tasting with Alan Boswell Group, wine tasting with Eastern Financial Consultants, roulette with Kings & Queens Fun Casinos, beautiful floral displays from Libby Ferris Flowers, wines and beverages from Reno Wines, delicious nibbles and summer mocktails from 7 Surrey Street and live music from Terry Adams duo, Emma Nuule and Lydia Lee, all accomplished singers who are often seen performing in the streets of Norwich.
Louis Hilldrup-Boorman, Marketing Manager at Clapham & Collinge said: ''We're incredibly proud to have raised £6641 for Break Charity. With so many of our clients, professional contacts and local businesses coming together to support our annual fundraiser, this year's event was thoroughly enjoyed and according to the feedback we have received, we can consider it a great success! Lunch on the Green is our biggest event of the year and a massive project to undertake, so I cannot thank my colleagues enough for their support and assistance, all of which contributed to the triumphant execution of Lunch on the Green 2017.''
Feedback from attendees and exhibitors:
''Lunch on the Green was hugely enjoyable and very worthwhile and I got to meet lots of nice people. The planning and organisation was faultless and I thought and execution was spot on. Entertainment was great, food superb and everyone who served it was so friendly.'' - Exhibitor David Eastwood of Heatlink Services Ltd
''Congratulations for another fabulous Lunch on the Green. I have been attending this event for years and it really goes from strength to strength and a great showcase for Clapham & Collinge.'' - Exhibitor Anna Stevenson of Norfolk Food & Drink
''Congratulations to the firm and your marketing team for putting on such a great event. As I said to Hugh Lunch on the Green has almost become synonymous with Summer'' - Attendee Martin Hales of Larking Gowen