A Fantastic Year of Support from Mills & Reeve
We are always delighted when local businesses wish to support us, so we were thrilled when we were nominated by Mills & Reeve as their Charity of the Year 2017-18.
With a dedicated charity committee, which leads the support for their chosen good cause each year, we were overwhelmed by Mills & Reeve's commitment to understand our work and to do their utmost to raise as much money and awareness as possible for us.
This was demonstrated at our Norwich Sleep Out event in November 2017, where they had a team of staff and their families take part to raise money by spending a night sleeping in a car park in the city centre. They also supported us by volunteering at events, such as helping to serve tea, coffee and cakes at Stody Lodge Gardens, and wrapping presents for our Christmas Gift Appeal - as well as completing a variety of their own fundraising activities throughout the year to raise an amazing grand total of just over £20,000 to support our work.
Chris Elliott, The Benjamin Foundation Marketing and Fundraising Manager says: “We’ve had fantastic support from the charity committee at Mills & Reeve in Norwich led by Jodie Hosmer. In our year as their charity partner, the team have completed numerous fundraising activities of their own plus nearly 30 staff took part in our Norwich Sleep Out event in November."
Chris continues: "In raising more than £20,000 they have helped us make a big difference to many of the children, young people and families we support locally.”
On behalf of us all at The Benjamin Foundation, a big thank you to everybody at Mills & Reeve.
Pictured (L-R): Chris Elliott our Marketing Manager, Mills and Reeve Charity Committee members Kate Pinches, Maria Snedker, Jodie Hosmer (Chair).