Rogers & Norton News

Winter Wonderland Ball achieves Charity target of £12k

Friday, April 29, 2016

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In 2015 Rogers & Norton Solicitors agreed to sponsor the Bereavement Room at the new premises of Nelson’s Journey as part of our ongoing commitment to this amazing Charity helping children to cope with bereavement and we decided that it would be a good idea to arrange a grand fundraising event to help achieve our target of £12,000.  On November 28th 2015 and after a great deal of meticulous preparation and lots of hard work we held a Winter Wonderland Charity Ball at Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club in a specially erected marquee.  330 guests consisting of clients, contacts and local business people enjoyed a 5 course meal and dancing until the early hours to “Scratch The Cat”, our live band for the evening.

The event was a success in no small part  due to the marvellous cooperation and help from both Barnham Broom and Nelsons Journey with staff from both organisations really “buying into the project” alongside the Ball organisers, Graham Knights and Ellie Walpole from Rogers & Norton.  During the evening an auction of donated prizes was held including a Hugo Boss shirt signed by both Lewis Hamilton and Niko Rosberg which raised an amazing sum.  Zelleys Jewellers of St Giles Street Norwich allowed us to purchase a diamond valued at £3,250.00 from them at a very discounted rate which was then raffled off on the evening to help raise more money.  There are, as always, too many people to thank but without their support the event would not have happened and the organisers are extremely grateful for the fantastic support we have received.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and as a result the amount of £12,000 was raised due to the generosity of our guests and the cheque was presented to the Charity recently (see picture).  Nelson’s Journey is a brilliant Charity which does some fantastic work with children of all ages at a very vulnerable time in their young lives and it has been a delight working with them now for over 10 years helping them to grow each year.

The Charity supports children and young people aged 0 – 17 years inclusive, living in Norfolk, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.  Their vision is to give every bereaved child the support they need to move forward positively with their lives, never having to cope with their loss alone.  The Charity knows offering the right help at the right time gives them the best chance of avoiding long-term mental and emotional health issues, which can lead to educational problems, drug and alcohol abuse and lawbreaking.  Further information about the Charity can be found at www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk. or from gjk@rogers-norton.co.uk.