On Wednesday 5th December we hosted our 2nd 'Christmas Extravaganza' fundraising event at our Norwich office in aid of a charity close to our hearts; The Benjamin Foundation.
With a red carpet entrance for guests to arrive in style and a tastefully decorated office, the highly anticipated event of the season (we couldn't wait!) featured plenty of festive fun! The evening included roulette with professional croupiers, wine tasting with TFW Fine Wines, Christmas canapés, performances from UEA Music Society and Invidia Voices Rock and Soul Choir, followed by a raffle and auction in support of The Benjamin Foundation.
We are delighted to have raised a total of £747 from our Christmas Extravaganza! Over the last 12 months, we have supported The Benjamin Foundation with fundraising activities including our Charity Lasting Power of Attorney schemes, participation in the Norwich 'Sleep Out' and both of our Christmas Extravaganza events. As a result we are extremely proud to have raised over £3100 for The Benjamin Foundation, helping the charity to continue providing essential services which are all driven by the needs of people who live and work in our county.
Louis Hilldrup-Boorman, Marketing Manager at Clapham & Collinge said ''I am delighted with the success of our 2nd Christmas Extravaganza. Based on the feedback we've received from guests, the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A special thanks to local businesses and our professional contacts for the incredibly generous donations, as well as raffle and auction prizes!''
Chris Elliott, Marketing and Fundraising Manager at The Benjamin Foundation said ''You created a fantastic evening with a real festive flavour and the opportunity for us to raise money and meet supporters old and new. Please accept a big thank you from me on behalf of The Benjamin Foundation''.
''I just wanted to thank you on behalf of us all for an absolutely superb evening! It was great fun and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves….especially Ollie who managed to nab 3 raffle prizes AND an auction prize!'' - Helen Tavner, SG Wealth Management
''A massive congratulations to you all for such a fantastic and successful event last night. Well done to everyone involved and especially Louis who I know puts so much hard work in to your events. We are proud to support the event with a raffle donation and bidding for the prizes; all the cupcakes have now been devoured'' – Dan Archer, DACS Design
''Thanks for the wonderful show you put on last night. It was, as always brilliant and I'm sure that The Benjamin Foundation benefited not only financially but also from a raised profile'' Peter Callf, former member of staff at Clapham & Collinge
''Many thanks to you and your partners for organising yesterday evening's festivities. It was good to catch up with several of them and some of the other attendees'' – Ian Barlow, Sexty & Co