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Meet Up and Young Carers Enjoy Trip to Kingswood

In mid-August a group from Meet Up in Thetford and a group of Young Carers from North Walsham and Great Yarmouth visited Kingswood in Overstrand, Norfolk for a two-night residential trip. ...

The Benjamin Foundation to Speak at New Search Marketing Event

  We are delighted to be involved with the very first Search Norwich event on Thursday 5th July 2018. Our Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Chris Elliott will be speaking at...

A ‘privilege’ to take Meet Up to Kingswood

A group of twelve young people from Big Lottery-funded Meet Up youth and family centre in Thetford visited Kingswood Outdoor Education Centre in Overstrand for a residential trip during the...

“I’ve learnt to be ‘me’ again” Meet Up’s Parent Support Group empowering local families

At the heart of the Redfurze Castle Estate in Thetford is Meet Up – our youth and family centre funded by The Big Lottery. The centre provides a variety of positive activities for young people,...

Making Christmas Special for the People We Support

As we approach the final Christmas countdown, celebrations are taking place across The Benjamin Foundation to make this time of year special for the people we support. Big Lottery funded...

Group from Meet up in Thetford Experience a "Magical" Trip on the Norfolk Broads

Thanks to the generosity of one local business, a group of young people, staff and volunteers were able to enjoy a trip on the Norfolk Broads on Saturday 4th November. Meet Up is a youth and...

Superhero in Thetford!

Some of the young people attending the youth club at Meet Up in Thetford recently had a friendly competition to see who could design the best Superhero.  There was some wonderful...

Meet Up at Easter

  The team at Meet Up had extremely busy time over the Easter holidays with lots of different activities and various trips out.  They took 12 young people along to Nurture by...

Thank You Morrisons!

We are very grateful to Morrisons who've given us a fantastic donation of £10,000. This is the final funding we need to repair the roof at our  Thetford Meet Up  centre...

Christmas themed afternoon planned at Meet Up

A group of young people are hosting a Christmas themed afternoon for local homeless people at Meet Up, our youth and family centre in Thetford. The event is on Saturday and there will be...

Young People Sleep Out at Meet Up!

    On Friday 25th November just over 20 young people aged between 8 and 11 years old all came together to spend the night  'sleeping out' at Meet Up, our youth and family...

#iwill take part in Social Action Week 2016

  As part of Social Action week this week, our Social Action Development Worker Jenna has come up with a number of ways in which to...

Meet Up Community Cook Book launched

  The official Meet Up Community Cook Book was launched last week at Thetford Meet Up, Celebrity Chef Charlie Hodson very kindly came along to support the event. All proceeds...

300 walkers help raise over £3000!

            Our third Butterfly Walk took place on Sunday 10th July at High Lodge, Thetford. The walk was a 3 mile trail through the forest with...

See you at the Royal Norfolk Show......

We are looking forward to attending the Royal Norfolk Show for our third year running.  This year we are doing things a bit differently and thought it would be fun to have a schedule...

Volunteering success story

This week is Volunteers' week & we'd like to share Hannah's story. Volunteering increased Hannah's self confidence, introduced her to new friends and then led to paid employment. ...

Building Better Communities with Jewson

We've been shortlisted to receive funding from Jewson which will help towards vital repairs at our Meet Up community centre in Thetford. Meet Up helps hundreds of people each year so your vote...

Open day at Meet Up in Thetford, Wed 20th April

We would like to invite you to visit our brilliant youth and family centre in Thetford to see first hand the facilities, services and benefits we provide to the local...

Meet Up in Thetford calls on local Community for help

      Meet Up in Thetford is our venue where we provide activities and support to hundreds of people every year including after-school clubs, helping...

Meet Up head to Kingswood

    Mike Towndrow,  Alison Brown and Hannah Hinson from Thetford Meet Up, our Community hub supporting people of all ages in the area,  took 12 young people aged...
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