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Kare Plus Norwich - The Benjamin Foundation Celebrates its 25th Birthday

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | News

The Benjamin Foundation www.benjaminfoundation.co.uk is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. They do amazing work with children and young people across the Norwich and Norfolk areas, and as part of their 25th year celebrations they launched an initiative similar to the Tower of London Poppies, called “The Flight of Youth” earlier this week. The charity will sell ceramic butterflies to businesses and the public in the coming months - the aim is to sell 25,000 and raise £100,000 for the charity.

The butterflies will adorn two of Norfolk’s most Iconic landmarks, the Assembly House in Norwich and the beautiful Holkham Hall (home to the Earl of Leicester and his family), the launch was held at the Assembly House in Norwich on Tuesday evening and was sponsored by Kare Plus Norwich. The lunch was attended by over 100 business leaders, the Mayor of Norfolk, the Sheriff of Norwich and the head of Norwich County Council - there were a lot of gold chains on show.

We had a display there on the evening, supported by Rachel Chettleburgh (Registered Care Manager) and Vicki Lee (Compliance & Admin Manager)and we attracted a lot of interest, the mayor of Norwich, the right honourable Mr Martin Schmierer, congratulated us for the work we do and our commitment to CSR (corporate social responsibility.)

As a result I have been invited to go live on Future Radio (FM 107.8) on the 21st March for a 20 minute slot on their weekly business show (2 hours) and talk about Kare Plus Norwich and the work we do.

The foundation only went public a few days ago, but it has already raised £40,000 towards the target of £100,000. The charity initiative has been on the local news, print media and radio, so there’s a lot of great coverage out there that should help boost our name locally, and drive more visitors to our office for the open day we are planning in April.

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