Flight For Youth is our anniversary fundraising campaign celebration 25 years of The Benjamin Foundation and we’re inviting the local community, individuals and businesses to get involved by purchasing ceramic butterflies which will form two art installations this Summer.
The installations will transform Holkham Hall and The Assembly House in Norwich into a kaleidoscope of butterflies, with an art installation designed by students from Norwich University of the Arts. The campaign has been generously supported by companies across Norfolk and our thanks to each and every one of them, in particular our headline sponsor, Norwich High School for Girls.
We are delighted by the support that Flight for Youth is receiving, and just one of the businesses keen to be involved was Face to Face Finance. Supporters of our charity for several years, the team chose the ‘Paint Your Own’ butterfly option to demonstrate their creative talents! We caught up with Managing Director Julie Hunt to hear more:
Why did you want to get involved with Flight for Youth?
“We have been involved with various Benjamin Foundation projects over the past few years and love the unique and creative approach of the Flight for Youth project. The option to include your own painted butterflies in the installations really gives it a personal touch and of course the amazing work The Benjamin Foundation does is something we’re very proud to support.”
What have been the benefits for staff?
“We had a lovely afternoon painting the butterflies outside in the sunshine and it was interesting to see how everyone had a different spin on the design. 11 of our team (of 13) painted a butterfly and a couple of family/friends as well.”
What did you enjoy about painting your own butterflies?
The best thing so far (other than supporting TBF!) has been the fun afternoon painting the butterflies! Despite a few protests about lack or artistic ability they all look great and we have a lot of fun decorating them! We’re also looking forward to the treasure hunt on 6th June, which we’re doing as a team.”
Where will you display your butterflies once the installation is over?
“I think we’d like to set them up as a display in the office, but haven’t quite finalised where yet! We’re also hoping to go and see them in the installation at either Holkham Hall or The Assembly House.”
Thank you to the Face to Face Finance team for your support!
If your business or community group would also like to support Flight for Youth, visit the webpage for further information or contact Colin Lang on 01603 615670.
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