Licensees raise �40,000 for charity during 2011

Big-hearted Norfolk licensees have raised about �40,000 for one much-loved local charity and chosen another to continue their fundraising efforts in 2012.

Norwich Inns – a buying consortium of more than 60 independently-owned pubs, hotels and other licensed premises in the county – raised the cash for Break, the East Anglian charity that provides help, support and services for a range of vulnerable children, young people and families.

Events organised by Norwich Inns licensees during 2011 included golf days, breakfasts, a jail break, the Grand Norwich Duck Race, concerts and many other fun events.

Norwich Inns' chosen charity for 2012 is the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB), which provides support and advice to 20,000 people with poor sight in the county.

Norwich Inns secretary Mike Lorenz said: 'We have had a fabulous year supporting Break, and we are all looking forward to another productive year with the NNAB.'

NNAB director John Child said: 'We are enormously grateful to Norwich Inns for selecting us as their charity for the year.

'I can assure everyone who raises money for us that that their pennies and pounds will be used to enhance the lives of blind and visually impaired people in Norfolk. Money raised here, stays here.'

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