It was “Cheers!” 14,500 times over when representatives of children’s charity Break dropped in at Norfolk opticians Dipple & Conway.
Norwich’s Fat Cat Brewery brewed a special commemorative beer for a unique glasses-meets-glasses initiative to celebrate the centenary of Dipple & Conway’s independent practice.
Long-time supporters of Break, Dipple & Conway promised to donate 10p for every pint sold in the initial three-month run of Cat’s Eyes ale, brewed just in time for last year’s Norwich Beer Festival. And the tipple proved so popular with Norfolk’s real ale drinkers that the family firm found themselves pulling a cheque for £1,450.
The latest ale from Norfolk’s award-winning Fat Cat Brewery, has been produced to celebrate the centenary of independent family opticians, Dipple & Conway. And with Dipple & Conway pledging to donate 10p for every locally-sold pint to Break, the charity’s patron – TV broadcaster Jake Humphrey – was happy to help with the launch.
As a real ale enthusiast – “as every man from Norfolk should be” – Jake said helping with Cat’s Eyes was a particular pleasure. This is a win-win for everyone. Break makes some money, real ale drinkers get a real treat...and when their eyes glaze over, Dipple & Conway can help them out,” quipped Jake.
‘There were gorillas, there were dragons’ and now ‘Hare is the next sculpture!’
The team at Break, led by Martin Green, have again teamed up with Wild in Art and can at last, announce that the sculpture that will be on the streets of Norwich from June to September 2018 will indeed by the Hare. 2018 has been chosen as it is Break’s 50th anniversary and will help the Charity celebrate its work with vulnerable children, young people and families since 1968.
GoGoKingTut has returned to his beach hut at Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast for a few days rest and relaxation.
GoGoKingTut has been part of the fabulous GoGoDragons 2015 Trail around the streets of Norwich, which thousands of people have enjoyed throughout the Summer.
By the end of Saturday 5th September the dragons will be removed from their resting places and taken back to dragon’s lair to be pampered and polished ready for their next exciting activity.
Some of the dragons have had a few scratches and scuffs, and some have had a little more damage which all needs to be sorted prior to the 27th September when for 4 days only the dragons will all be together for one last burst of excitement both outside and inside the Forum.
From Mid day on Sunday 27th September, then daily all day we will have merchandise for sale including 5 figurines of Morgan, Ashman, Cavell, Draco and Patch, as well as the final stock of t shirts, hats, games, mugs and magnets as stock lasts.
Following the success of GoGoGorillas! in 2013, Break Charity is firing up our City centre with a blaze of dragons, this summer, bringing visitors to Norwich, embracing creativity and ultimately raising funds with an auction at the end of the event.
GoGoDragons! is a Wild in Art event brought to Norwich by Break Charity, the presenting partner Norwich BID, together with supporting partners Almary Green and Aspiration Europe. Each of the 80 plus large dragon sculptures is sponsored by a local business, trust or group. Seven sculptures are Heritage related dragons, painted and designed by artists and community groups. The GoGoDragons! trail starts on 21st June and ends on 5th September 2015.