Emma Bridgewater becomes new patron for children’s charity Break

Emma Bridgewater with some of the GoGoHares mugs which are on sale in Break Charity Shop in Holt. Pi

Emma Bridgewater with some of the GoGoHares mugs which are on sale in Break Charity Shop in Holt. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Mark Bullimore/Mark Bullimore Ph

Ceramics entrepreneur Emma Bridgewater has become a new patron of Norfolk-based children's charity Break.

Emma Bridgewater with some of the GoGoHares mugs which are on sale in Break Charity Shop in Holt. Pi

Emma Bridgewater with some of the GoGoHares mugs which are on sale in Break Charity Shop in Holt. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Mark Bullimore/Mark Bullimore Ph

The popular pottery artist, who is famous for her unique and colourful designs, is joining long-term patron Jake Humphrey in championing the charity in its 50th anniversary year.

It comes after Ms Bridgewater last year designed a limited edition hare mug to celebrate Break's landmark anniversary and the GoGoHares charity art trail that Break is bringing to Norwich and Norfolk this summer.

Ms Bridgewater said: 'I am completely thrilled to become a patron of Break.

'I have always admired the excellent work that the organisation does with young people and families facing complex difficulties and challenges.

Emma Bridgewater with some of the GoGoHares mugs which are on sale in Break Charity Shop in Holt. Pi

Emma Bridgewater with some of the GoGoHares mugs which are on sale in Break Charity Shop in Holt. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Mark Bullimore/Mark Bullimore Ph


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'The young are the future and Break do amazing work to make the future better, happier, healthier and full of hope.

'I'm also a big fan of Break shops, being a frequent customer, especially in Holt!'

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Hilary Richards, CEO of Break, said: 'We are all very excited that Emma has agreed to join Jake as a patron and we look forward to working with her this year and in the future.'

Break, which was founded in 1968, provides homes for looked after children through small scale children's homes and a fostering service, homes and respite breaks for children with disabilities and learning disabilities, and support for children and families in the community through the Break Family Centre.

Emma Bridgewater with some of the GoGoHares mugs which are on sale in Break Charity Shop in Holt. Pi

Emma Bridgewater with some of the GoGoHares mugs which are on sale in Break Charity Shop in Holt. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Mark Bullimore/Mark Bullimore Ph

It also specialises in supporting young people leaving the formal care system at 18 with its Moving On Team.

The GoGoHares trail, which Break is leading with Wild in Art, will be a key part of Break's 50th aniversary celebrations this summer.

Fifty decorated hares are set to hop onto Norwich's streets on June 24, and 18 more hare sculptures will be displayed around the wider county.

For more information about Break and GoGoHares, visit www.break-charity.org and www.gogohares.co.uk

The limited edition hare mug designed by Emma Bridgewater costs £21.99.

It is available to buy from Jarrold, in London Street, the shop at the Forum and some Break charity shops.

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