Guests included Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Norfolk, Mr Nigel Savory and the High Sheriff of Norfolk, Nick Pratt Esq.
Cllr. Annie Claussen-Reynolds, NNDC Chairman, said: “I want to thank everyone who gave so generously, either by donating lots for the auction or by taking part and to Wells Maltings for providing a great venue. The donations will help the charities I have committed to supporting as Chairman, The Wensum Centre and The Benjamin Foundation”.
Rosemary Ditchman, Chair of Trustees of the Wensum Centre, said: "It is easy to think of Mental Health in north Norfolk being the Cinderella service but Annie's awareness and inspiring Reception prove that she and others really do care. We'll use the money raised for us towards equipment for our new premises. We thank Annie and all the donors involved.”
Chris Elliott, The Benjamin Foundation’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager, said: “The funds raised mean we can continue to provide our help to children, families and young people in north Norfolk and elsewhere in the county. This money helps us provide the extras that other funding doesn't, for example we recently gave children who care for a family member a day out at Pleasurewood Hills.”
Cllr. Annie Claussen-Reynolds is set to host another charity event in her role as NNDC’s Chairman. ‘Quiz and Chips’ will take place on Saturday 3 October at Sheringham Community Centre at 6.30pm, everyone is welcome. Teams of up to six people are encouraged to enter and at just £7.50 per person (include quiz entry); participants can enjoy a fish and chip supper, supplied by No. 1 Cromer chip shop. Contact Lydia Hall on 01263 516047 to book your table and for more information.
The Wensum Centre is based in Fakenham and supports people recovering from and who are currently experiencing mental health issues. See http://www.wensumcentre.btck.co.uk/ for more information
The Benjamin Foundation was founded in 1994 and exists to help people in Norfolk deal with many of the challenges that life throws at them; whether ‘everyday' issues such as childcare or problems like abuse and homelessness. See http://benjaminfoundation.co.uk for more information