Norfolk charity groups showcase their work

Organisers, Sharon Hulbert and Ronnie Zahdeh, at the Charities at Home event at the Forum. Picture:

Organisers, Sharon Hulbert and Ronnie Zahdeh, at the Charities at Home event at the Forum. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant 2013

A host of Norfolk charities, which have touched the lives of thousands of people, came together in Norwich at the weekend to promote their work.

Twenty-five organisations were given the opportunity to showcase their vital services at an event in the Forum on Saturday. Organisers hailed the success of the first Charities at Home exhibition, which gave charities the chance to remind Norfolk residents about their work and to network with other groups to further improve the lives of local people.

Sharon Hulbert, one of the organisers, said many national charities were able to conduct television and newspaper advertising campaigns and Saturday's event was all about promoting voluntary organisations that had limited funds to advertise. The date for the second Charities at Home event has already pencilled in at the Forum on Saturday July 12 2014. Ms Hulbert said: 'This shows how Norfolk people are supported by Norfolk charities and there is something for everyone here today. It is promoting their services and their needs – without support, they cannot support back in the community.'

Charities taking part included Hamlet Centre Trust, Voluntary Norfolk, Sue Lambert Trust, The Nancy Oldfield Trust, Build Charity, Leeway, Norwich Door to Door, The Magdalene Group, Beat, Keeping Abreast, Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group, Age UK Norfolk, The Matthew Project, The Benjamin Foundation, Big C, Home-Start, and Norwich Foodbank.

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