Emma Roper, Fundraising Manager, commented: ‘We are delighted to have raised such a generous donation which will help us to continue to widen our support for the older people of Norwich.’
|Emma Roper of Age UK Norwich receives the cheque for £3651 from Chris Thomas, Treasurer of N&N CAMRA.|
Age UK Norwich is dedicated to making later life the best it can be for anyone aged 50+.
They have been providing services to the people of Norwich, their carers and family members, for over 70 years, including: activity groups and social clubs; free advice; and dementia care support groups and services.
The charity also provides a volunteer befriending scheme.
‘Befriending for older people who are lonely and in need of a friendly chat and a bit of company can be a very rewarding experience’, explains Susan Ringwood, Chief Executive Officer for Age UK Norwich. ‘We currently have 197 volunteers helping locally and we welcome anyone who wishes to volunteer through our charity.’
If you would like more information about Age UK Norwich, you can visit their Information and Advice Team, located in the charity’s shop at 60 London Street, Norwich NR2 1JX, or call the team on Norwich 496333.
Martin Ward, Great British Beer Festival Winter Organiser commented: ‘We are delighted to support Age UK Norwich. We all become older and the services provided by the charity are in great need and their drop-in advice centre is a great local resource.’
The festival returns to Norwich in February 2019, for the half-term week and the 2019 chosen charity is The Benjamin Foundation.
The Great British Beer Festival Winter starts on Tuesday, 19th February 2019, at The Halls, Norwich, opening with a CAMRA members-only preview from 5.30pm. It is then open to everyone from 12noon until 10.30pm every day until Saturday 23rd February 2019.
The festival will feature a range of ales from traditional dark ales to light hoppy ales, with hot food available and live music. Entrance is free to CAMRA members and non-members can pay on the door.
There is also a Fringe Festival taking place throughout February in local pubs and venues.
For more information about The Festival and The Fringe visit winter.gbbf.org.uk.