Solicitors organise fundraising ball to pay for charity’s new room and equipment

Staff from Rogers and Norton present a cheque to Nelson's Journey charity after a fundraising ball.

Staff from Rogers and Norton present a cheque to Nelson's Journey charity after a fundraising ball. - Credit: Archant

A law firm raised £12,000 for a Norfolk child bereavement charity after holding a ball.

Rogers and Norton Solicitors, based on Willow Lane, Norwich, organised a Winter Wonderland Charity Ball at Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club, west of Norwich.

There were 330 guests at the event which raised funds for Nelson's Journey's bereavement room at its Smiles House base, and other toys for children to play with.

Graham Knights, one of the organisers, said: 'The event was a success in no small part due to the marvellous co-operation and help from both Barnham Broom and Nelson's Journey, with staff from both organisations really buying into the project.

'We were chuffed to be able to raise enough money.

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'We have been supporting the charity for around ten years.'

Gena Moore, corporate funding and marketing officer at Nelson's Journey, said: 'Thanks to Rogers and Norton's kind help, we have been able to create an environment that families enjoy coming to, full of resources that will help those people that we support.

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'Among the resources that we have been able to purchase are our pool and air hockey table, which is often the first thing that children who come to Smiles House play on.

'The support workers will break the ice and make children and young people feel at home by having a game, before they go into their one-to-one room for support.

'We have also been able to purchase hundreds of books for our resource library, as well as bean-bags, an x-box, DVDs, puzzles and games, all of which aid the therapeutic experience for those we support, and also provide a stimulating and fun environment for siblings and other children waiting in the main room.'

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