Norfolk ProHelp Annual Breakfast 2019
This year marked a change in scene for the annual ProHelp breakfast. High on the top floor of St James Mill, our members and charity groups gathered at Norfolk Community Foundation headquarters to celebrate another year of support for the voluntary sector.
Special Thanks: CCLA
This year’s event was made possible by CCLA. Their team of charity fund managers have operated for over half a century, so it was a huge privilege to have them represented by Client Investments Director Nick Reid. Nick spoke about the history of CCLA and the vital role they play in helping deserving charities across the country.
MAP: Helping Young People
Next up was Clare Franklin representing MAP. MAP are a charity that advise, counsel and provide support for young people aged 11-24.
MAP’s Norwich office has an open space that acts as a reception area for drop-in appointments. 11-24 is a wide age range that plays host to a variety of issues: from school and bullying to anxiety, homelessness and drugs. With that in mind, it was important to partition this space for the varying needs of service users and their parents.
Through ProHelp, MAP sought the support of LSI Architects. With LSI’s expertise, MAP were able to alter the reception area into a space that was safe and functional for all.
Finally, we heard from longstanding member firm Purcell. Their contribution over the years has been fantastic; Architect James Bailey reeled through too many case studies to count!
Purcell’s work has seen them help everybody from the Big C to a community church in Wymondham. It highlights the huge difference a single business can make thanks to Norfolk ProHelp. Scaled to our 30+ members, you can see how excited we are for 2020!
If you represent a charity or voluntary organisation that needs pro bono support from our members, do not hesitate to get in touch.