Wednesday 7th May, 2014

Great Yarmouth reception

The Mayor of the Borough of Great Yarmouth, Councillor John Burroughs hosted an evening reception for business leaders and individuals living and working in and around the Great Yarmouth area last week. 

The event was held on behalf of the Norfolk Community Foundation.  It provided people with the opportunity to meet some of the charities and community groups who have received grants via the Foundation and who are providing vital support to improve the lives of those in need, specifically in the Great Yarmouth area.

The event was held at the recently refurbished Assembly Room in the Town Hall and enjoyed tremendous support from the people of Great Yarmouth.

Graham Tuttle, CEO of Norfolk Community Foundation said, “Giving locally is of vital importance to ensure that our communities are strong and vibrant.  This event, kindly hosted by the Mayor, brought businesses, individuals and community groups together so that they could learn about the importance of local giving. The charities, whilst all very different in terms of the issues they support, have a common theme – and that’s the people who run them and volunteer for them.  It’s their combined passion and commitment to supporting local causes that makes our community a better place to live.”

Charities there on the evening included Centre 81, Homestart Great Yarmouth, GYROS, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers, DIAL, GFS Platform, The Bridge and the 901 Troop Marine Cadets of Winterton.

Andrew Wood of sponsors, Birketts solicitors said, “Birketts were delighted to sponsor this event.  As a firm, we have long had an association with the Norfolk Community Foundation through The Birketts Fund, which aims to promote community cohesion, tackle disadvantage and promote health and wellbeing through our small grants programme.  We are keen to support community groups across the county, and this includes a range of projects in Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area.”

For more information about how you can become involved with the Foundation as a business or individual, or more about the Norfolk Community Foundation, please contact Anna Douglas or Graham Tuttle on 01603 623958.