Thursday, 02 May 2019 00:00

Maids Head Runners Support Break

Written by  Paul Dickson
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Jonathan Brasnett and Rose Taylor with Sarah Bunn Jonathan Brasnett and Rose Taylor with Sarah Bunn

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.

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The hotel was also pleased to provide the venue for Break's fundraising Prom Nation Pick a Dress event on April 11.

Break makes life better for vulnerable young people in East Anglia. The charity believes that every child and young person needs a home where they feel safe and loved, so they can grow in confidence and look to the future with hope. Break's vision is to ensure children, young people and families reach their full potential and shape their own futures in a safe and creative environment.

For more information see www.maidsheadhotel.co.uk and www.break-charity.org

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