Lunch on the Green 2022: Summer networking at its finest!

Lunch on the Green 2022: Summer networking at its finest!

Last week we held our annual summer networking and fundraising event 'Lunch on the Green' at our Norwich office and we're absolutely delighted to have raised £7538 for our Charity partner Break.

Now in its 13th year and considered by many as the highlight of the Norwich networking calendar, this year's event was a great success with 35 businesses exhibiting on the day and approximately 250 delegates in attendance.

The event was in support of Break charity once again, having raised over £50,000 for Break since its humble conception in 2008. Break is an innovative charity that provides hope and support for vulnerable children and young people across East Anglia. They deliver specialist support services to ensure young people have the care they need, when and where they need it, for as long as they need it.


The event featured performances from local vocalists, garden games, lunch provided by social enterprise The Feed, Break's 'CoffeeBreak' van, wine provided by HarperWells, Roulette with Kings & Queens Fun Casinos, prosecco with Smith & Pinching, beer tasting with Alan Boswell Group, strawberries and cream with Clapham & Collinge and floral displays by Libby Ferris Flowers.

Associate and Marketing Manager Louis Hilldrup-Boorman said ''An enormous thank you to our lovely exhibitors and everyone who attended this year's event. I think it's safe to say an enjoyable afternoon was had by all. The atmosphere was electric, the weather was glorious and my email inbox was full of complimentary emails from attendees and exhibitors! Lunch on the Green certainly isn't your typical networking event, but I think we achieved a perfect balance of networking and having fun. It was great to see lots of conversations and connections being made, attendees taking part in exhibitor competitions and summer games and activities, all whilst raising money for our charity partner Break.''


Sarah Bunn, Community Fundraising Manager at Break, said ''We have been thrilled to be the charity partner for Clapham & Collinge's Lunch on the Green once again. Louis and the Clapham & Collinge team have worked incredibly hard to ensure that the organisation of the event is second to none and we are proud to be associated with this event as a charity partner. To raise such an amount is incredible, and it goes a long way to funding dedicated specialist support for young people on the edge of care, in care and moving on from care.''

Exhibitor and delegate feedback:

''Such a great networking event, brilliantly organised by yourself Louis and such an enjoyable day had by all! Great connections made, lots of conversations, laughter, great music and amazing food, so thank you again to all those involved.'' – Billie Steward, Volunteer Coordinator at Norfolk and Waveney Mind.

''Well done on organising a great lunch on the green event. I'm particularly impressed with the weather you arranged!'' – Chris Carter, CEO of Home Instead Norwich.

''It was very different from many other networking events I've attended, really relaxed and dare I say it, much more fun! The snacks and drinks floating around put everyone in a great mood. We'll definitely be attending next year!'' – Stephanie Purcell, Events & Engagement Manager at the Benjamin Foundation

''I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday, what a great event! It was so nice to be back, and it felt like there was a great atmosphere across the whole event, as people seemed genuinely happy to be back together again.'' - Lauren Farley, Business Development and Events Coordinator at Norwich Theatre Royal.

''Congratulations on today, I thought it was amazing. You should be extremely proud of what you have achieved.'' – Lisa Edwards, Consultant at Rampling Clarke.

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