Putting some­thing back

Char­ity doesn’t al­ways have to be­gin at home, says GRA­HAM KNIGHTS

EDP Norfolk - - Law - For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please visit www.each.org.uk, www.macmil­lan.org.uk or [email protected]­ton.co.uk.

THERE ARE many calls on your hard-earned in­come these days with an ever-increasing num­ber of well-de­serv­ing char­i­ties in need of a help­ing hand. Rogers & Nor­ton have, for many years, made a real com­mit­ment to try to help in a small way by ar­rang­ing var­i­ous fundrais­ing events with the in­valu­able help of many com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als alike.

Over a pe­riod of time we have helped Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port by ar­rang­ing an an­nual golf day where we have raised money for this de­serv­ing char­ity in­volv­ing our clients, con­tacts and lo­cal com­pa­nies.

Dur­ing that time we have raised in ex­cess of £100,000 to com­bat can­cer which seems to sadly af­fect more and more peo­ple. Last year was the 18th that we have hosted this event and over 100 golfers played on the day at Barn­ham Broom Golf and Coun­try Club, af­ter which they en­joyed a three-course din­ner and the usual auc­tion, raf­fle and prize-giv­ing.

The event was su­perbly sup­ported by the golf club, where all the staff bought into the event, and Bar­clays Bank. The bank staff of­fered their char­i­ta­ble pound-for-pound match­ing ser­vice which raised a fur­ther £3,000 on the day.

In ad­di­tion, a rare bot­tle of sin­gle malt whisky was do­nated by Michael Grant, chair­man of Glen­far­clas whisky dis­tillery in Scot­land, which was raf­fled for a fur­ther £1,000.

A to­tal of £12,750 was do­nated to Macmil­lan to help those less for­tu­nate than our­selves and this money will be spent help­ing can­cer suf­fer­ers in Nor­folk.

We have also taken chil­dren to the panto at Nor­wich Theatre Royal each year rather than send cor­po­rate Christ­mas cards and this year it was the turn of fam­i­lies from EACH (East Anglia’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pices) to en­joy an even­ing out.

They were treated to a tea party be­fore the panto where they had the op­por­tu­nity to meet the cast of the show be­fore en­joy­ing a re­ally good panto with staff from the char­ity and Rogers & Nor­ton.

Spe­cial thanks must be given to the cast of the panto, the theatre for their in­valu­able as­sis­tance and to the Leeds Build­ing So­ci­ety and HR GO Re­cruit­ment for their do­na­tions of gifts for the chil­dren.

So it is per­haps not al­ways true to say that char­ity should be­gin at home when there are so many op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to help to bring a smile to those peo­ple who are go­ing through a dif­fi­cult time in their lives, es­pe­cially chil­dren.

Rogers & Nor­ton are de­lighted and proud to be able to con­tinue to sup­port these, and other char­i­ties and hope­fully to make a real dif­fer­ence.Š

We have also taken chil­dren to the panto at Nor­wich Theatre Royal each year rather than send cor­po­rate Christ­mas cards

Above: Ace! Rogers & Nor­ton golf day raised £12,750 for the Macmil­lan Can­cer char­ity

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