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Edmundson Electrical event sparks support

We were delighted to attend the Edmundson Electrical annual trade show on Thursday 21 st September.  Supporters of our work for several years, this is a key event in the Edmundson...

Social Giving Party raises money and awareness for The Benjamin Foundation

We were pleased to be contacted by the team from Norwich’s Warwick Street Social regarding a Social Giving Party, which they were organising to raise money and awareness in support of local...

My work experience with The Benjamin Foundation

Hi my name is Ben Leggett and I am a year 10 student doing two weeks of work experience at The Benjamin Foundation. I’m mainly focussed on the financial aspects of the experience but I...

A Little Help

        Last Friday at Bawburgh Golf Club fundraising group 'A Little Help Norwich' put on a quiz night. It was the second event of the year by the group...

Norfolk Show

      Recently we enjoyed our two days at the Royal Norfolk Show. Despite a wet Wednesday spirits remained high at our base in the Buy Local Norfolk marquee....

Get your paddles at the ready!

The popular charity raft race at The Ringland Swan is back for a lot of laughs, fun and hilarity. Each year The Ringland Swan host a charity raft race to help raise money towards a...

Butterfly Walk success at Sandringham

        On Sunday we held our main summer fundraising event, The Butterfly Walk, at Sandringham Country Park in West Norfolk. The event takes its name from our...

Introducing our new Job Coach

"Hi my name is Sharon Coggins, the new Job Coach for The Benjamin Foundation.   This role has been made possible due to funding received by H & M the Foundation and the End...

Mills and Reeve Announce us as their Charity of the Year!

Mills & Reeve’s Norwich office has announced it will be supporting us as their new charity of the year.  The legal firm chose us following a vote among their 200 staff and kick...

Will you let 18-21 year olds lose their right to Housing Support?

On 3rd March the government introduced new legislation which restricts 18-21 year olds from claiming the housing element of Universal Credit (Housing Benefit). This will leave thousands of...

Digital Boss on board as new Business Supporter

Digital Boss has announced it will support us as its chosen charity of the year and they will be fundraising throughout 2017.   Our Marketing and Fundraising Manager Chris Elliott...

‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ – an update on proposed spending cuts to homelessness work in Norfolk

In December we put our case forward to Norfolk County Council to try to avoid spending cuts affecting the work we do to help local homeless young adults.  These cuts could have a...

'The Commitments' raises over £1000

    We were recently given the opportunity to do some fundraising at the Theatre Royal in Norwich.  After every performance of the fantastic 'The Commitments' our staff and...

Norwich Sleep Out 2016 - a great success!

          Sleep Out is the biggest event we put on each year and we’re now looking back on a hugely successful 2016 event.  The aims are to grow awareness of...

Christmas Gift Appeal 2016 - deadline is 25th November!

Time is running out if you would like to donate a gift to one of the young people we support as we need your gifts no later than Friday 25th November.   For some of the young...

Trustees Week 2016

This week is National Trustees Week, an annual event to give charities the chance to showcase the fantastic work carried out by Trustees.  The Benjamin Foundation currently has 10...

A thank you to our Supporters!

  We have lots of wonderful supporters and wanted to do a little something to show our appreciation and update them all on our key developments this year.  We hosted three events...

Benjamin's Boating Weekend sets sail!

          Saturday 15 th  October was start of our long-awaited Benjamin’s Boating Weekend.   Ferry Marina , based at Horning, had very...

Charity Night on the Pier.

        Friday 30th September was the Cromer Pier Charity Show, Graham Jones organised this event to raise funds for The Benjamin Foundation and Break Charity....

Great North Run Success for Angie

    We were contacted earlier this year by Angie Mitchell who had decided to take part in the Great Nort Run in support of The Benjamin Foundation.  After lots of...
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