On Monday 17th December 4N Norwich South networking group met up for an end of year Christmas celebration with 44 Norfolk businesses present. The group provides an opportunity to grow business relationships in the area and for the Hamlet charity it was an opportunity to forge new partnerships with some fantastic local businesses. Matt Garlinge, Lead on Marketing and Communications for The Hamlet attended the event and commented: "It was wonderful to be invited to the groups Christmas party! Everyone was so welcoming and it was a great chance to network with local businesses who were so keen to hear about our work and find out how they could support us further. A big thank you for their support."
4N is a national networking group with 5000 meetings a year across the UK. Every meeting has a designated charity and this year at the Norwich South group, they chose The Hamlet Charity as their nominated charity.
Stuart Grant 4N networking group organiser said "I'm so glad we have been able to do our bit to support the charity. I had a friend who volunteered at Ella Road twice a week and she always said what fantastic work the Hamlet does for children and adults with disabilities... I think it's so important to support a local charity like this if you can."
For the Hamlet, working with local businesses and companies is a key way of supporting the service. For example, monies raised has made it possible for The Hamlet to employ a specialist playleader for our Stay and Play sessions at Johnson Place. We have been able to offer more groups for families of preschool aged children, now offering something on all 5 weekdays!
From being a firms Charity of the Year to entering a challenge event of your own. Local businesses can benefit greatly from supporting a charity.