To mark Volunteers’ Week, between 1st and 7th June 2021, Break is appealing for volunteers to get up close to 20 large T.rex this summer by signing-up to be a GoGoDiscover Trail Ranger.
There are a handful of exciting volunteer positions available and you don’t even need to be a dinosaur expert to apply! The T.rex Rangers will each be needed a few times throughout the summer as part of Break’s colourful GoGoDiscover trail to help maintain the sculptures, promote the trail and ensure it is a success, as well as support Break’s fundraising efforts.
In addition to recruiting Trail Rangers for the summer, Break is also seeking volunteer mentors, fundraising volunteers and retail volunteers to support its work across the region. As a charity, Break relies on an incredible team of volunteers to help support its fundraising team so that it can continue to provide lifelong support to children and young people in care, on the edge of care or leaving care.
Sarah Bunn, Community Fundraising Manager at Break, said: “We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed team of volunteers to support our prehistoric parade and, as well as it being lots of fun, the Trail Rangers will receive training, develop new skills and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to one of the biggest events taking place in Norwich this year. Trail Rangers will also assist with the cleaning and presentation of the sculptures, ensuring every T.rex looks its best, and help with fundraising efforts. As a charity, we are always looking for people to spread the word about Break and we have lots of opportunities to volunteer at our amazing events to raise funds to support the work we do with children and young people.”
After announcing the dates for the 2021 trail, Break has revealed details about the second half of the two year trail of prehistoric proportions by announcing it’s 2022 partners, as well as giving a first look at the gigantic Steppe Mammoth sculpture set to join the T.rex in Norfolk next year!
GoGoDiscover 2022 will take place between Monday 27th June and Saturday 10th September 2022 with a mighty herd of Steppe Mammoth across Norfolk and even more T.rex to be discovered in Norwich. The trail is delivered by East Anglian based children’s charity Break, who provide lifelong support to children and young people in care, on the edge of care or leaving care, in partnership with Wild in Art.
Each T.rex and mammoth in the family-friendly trail will be decorated by local and national artists and sponsored by businesses from across the region, with many opportunities available for businesses to get involved in next year’s event. The GoGoDiscover county trail celebrates the Deep History Coast and Norfolk being home to the discovery of the largest and oldest mammoth ever found in Britain.
Today [May 15, 2021], the first GoGoDiscover Tyrannosaurus-Rex sculpture was unveiled at Chantry Place in Norwich in celebration of National Dinosaur Day. Prideasaurus took centre stage underneath the illuminated rainbow on Chantry Square and provided an exclusive look at what the 2021 GoGoDiscover trail promises this summer.
Sponsored by Norwich BID and designed by local artist Martin Wall, Prideasaurus is a 2 metre tall dazzling rainbow dinosaur, featuring thousands of colourful gems applied by hand from head to tail. Shoppers were invited to get up close and take selfies with the sequinned T.rex sculpture, with the option of making a donation to children’s charity Break, which delivers the trail in partnership with Wild in Art.
The Break team was also on hand during the day to tell people about GoGoDiscover and the charity’s vital work across East Anglia in providing lifelong support to children and young people in care, on the edge of care or leaving care.
Get ready to GoGo on a Jurassic jaunt this Summer with Break and 20 large Tyrannosaurus-Rex sculptures from Monday 12th July until Saturday 11th September 2021.
The GoGoDiscover charity sculpture trail is delivered by East Anglian based children’s charity Break, in partnership with Wild in Art. Each T.rex has been decorated by local and national artists and sponsored by businesses from across the region.
The 2021 family-friendly trail coincides with and celebrates another prehistoric visitor as the T.rex arrive just days before Dippy the Diplodocus at Norwich Cathedral, meaning trail go-ers will have 21 dinosaurs to visit in Summer 2021!
With dates for the 2021 GoGoDiscover T.rex trail set to be announced very soon, Break has revealed that this year’s event will form the first half of a two year trail of prehistoric proportions, with even more T.rex and another gigantic species to discover next year!
The 20 T.rex forming a Jurassic jaunt around Norwich in Summer 2021 won’t fade into extinction, and will return in Summer 2022 for 10 weeks, with more new T.rex friends and a mighty herd of Steppe Mammoth – and this time it will go county wide!
Bringing colour, fun and beautiful art across Norwich and Norfolk, GoGoDiscover is delivered by East Anglia based charity Break in partnership with Wild in Art and the 2022 trail will celebrate the Deep History Coast. The new Steppe Mammoth sculptures tie into Norfolk being home to the discovery of the largest and oldest mammoth ever found in Britain.
The T.rex and Steppe Mammoth sculptures will be decorated by local and national artists and sponsored by businesses from across the region.
Following the 2021 and 2022 GoGoDiscover family-friendly trails, a charity auction of most of the sculptures will be held in October 2022 to raise vital funds for Break; transforming futures and changing lives of vulnerable children and young people across the region.
Throughout 2019, Break was the Maids Head Hotel's local charity. During the year staff and guests raised £1,184.06. We invited Danielle Gravestock from Break to receive the cheque and celebrate the fundraising success with our staff.
The money was raised through collection buckets, a Christmas raffle and donations at special events including resident tour guide Paul Dickson's Shardlake's Norwich tours during English Tourism Week and Norfolk Day and Rob Knee from the Paston Heritage Society who gave talks about the Pastons and the Paston Letters on Norfolk Day and on 22 November. The second talk was on the anniversary of the Maids Head getting it's first official written mention in a Paston letter. A team from the Maids Head – Jonathan Brasnett, Andrew Shorthose and Rose Taylor - also completed the City of Norwich half marathon in aid of Break.
Three of the Maids Head's team, Jonathan Brasnett, Andrew Shorthose and Rose Taylor ran the City of Norwich Half Marathon on 8 April and raised £188 in sponsorship for our charity of the year, Break. The sponsorship has been matched by the hotel, making a grand total of £376.
Sarah Bunn, Break's Fundraising Event Manager, joined us for the hotel's Vision and Values Employee Awards event on 23 April and presented certificates of appreciation and VIP supporter's badges to the running team.
Paul Dickson, the hotel's resident tour guide, was also presented with a VIP supporter's badge for raising £147 for Break, comprising donations given at the end of his Shardlake's Norwich tours, during English Tourism Week.
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.
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.