On Thursday 12th December, we hosted our third 'Christmas Extravaganza' event in support of The Benjamin Foundation; a local charity that brings hope, opportunity, stability and independence to children, young people and families experiencing challenges in Norfolk and Suffolk.
With a red carpet entrance and an elegantly decorated office, the much-anticipated event of the season featured plenty of festive fun, including roulette with professional croupiers, Christmas canapés from 7 Surrey Street, jazz with Manhattan Dusk, followed by raffle and auction in support of The Benjamin Foundation.
We are delighted to have raised a total of £1341 from this year's Christmas Extravaganza! Louis Hilldrup-Boorman, Marketing Manager at Clapham & Collinge said ''I am delighted with the success of our third Christmas Extravaganza, which has certainly grown since its humble conception in 2017. Based on the feedback we've received, guests had a jolly good time and we raised a fantastic amount for The Benjamin Foundation. Thanks to the local businesses and the firm's professional contacts for the incredibly generous raffle and auction prize donations, and a special thanks to DACS Design, Smith & Pinching and Home Buyer and Seller Advisory Services for sponsoring this year's event''.
Chris Elliott, Marketing and Fundraising Manager at The Benjamin Foundation said ''What a wonderful evening it was – we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are once again hugely grateful for the amazing support of Clapham and Collinge! You've created a fantastic event 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''.
We were delighted to welcome 'That's Norfolk TV' to our Christmas Extravaganza and you can view their coverage of the event below:
Over the last few years we have supported The Benjamin Foundation with fundraising activities including our Charity Lasting Power of Attorney schemes, participation in the Norwich 'Sleep Out', sponsorship of their annual Butterfly Treasure Hunt and our Christmas Extravaganza events. We're proud to do our bit to support a charity close to our hearts; helping The Benjamin Foundation to continue providing essential services which are all driven by the needs of people who live and work in our region.
'I just wanted to write a note to formally thank you and the team for all your hard work in organising last night's event. Such an event doesn't happen without a great amount of effort and effective team work. I am sure I speak on behalf of everyone by saying it was highly enjoyable and very successful! And importantly, The Benjamin Foundation received some useful funds for their ongoing work with the young and vulnerable families across the area. Keep up the very important work you do in the community'. - Adam Billiald, Business Owner
'Thank you for last night! It was so warm, cosy and welcoming on such a wet cold evening. A good selection of guests and hoping you raised a good amount for The Benjamin foundation'. - Jayne Raffles, Egg Consultancy
'Thanks again for a lovely evening - it really got me into the Christmas spirit! I look forward to hearing how much money was raised for charity. I'm sure it'll be well received by The Benjamin Foundation'. - Lucy Mowatt, Method Marketing
'I just wanted to thank you for inviting us to your fabulous event yesterday. We had a great time!' - Jane Basham, Norfolk Community Law Service