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Emma Bridgewater becomes new patron of Break

Break announces Emma Bridgewater as new Break patron

Norfolk children’s charity Break is delighted to announce a new patron. The well-known ceramics entrepreneur, Emma Bridgewater joins BT Sports presenter and long-time Patron Jake Humphrey.

Emma B Mug Mark Bullimore

Photo Mark Bullimore Photography

In her role as Patron, Ms Bridgewater will help to promote the work the charity does to support vulnerable children, young people and families.

The announcement comes as Break begins a year of celebrations to mark its 50th year and builds on a relationship established last year when Emma Bridgewater’s company designed the limited edition ‘Hare’ mug to celebrate Break’s 50th anniversary.  The mug is based on a theme that ties in with the third ‘GoGo’ sculpture trail, GoGoHares, which will be in Norwich and around the county this summer.

Emma B Mark Bullimore

Photo Mark Bullimore 

Emma says of her appointment, “I am completely thrilled to become a Patron of Break, I have always admired the excellent work that the organisation does with young people and families facing complex difficulties and challenges, the young are the future and Break do amazing work to make the future better, happier, healthier and full of hope. I’m also a big fan of Break shops, being a frequent customer, especially in Holt!”

Group Mark BullimoreMichael Rooney, Emma Bridgewater, Madeline Luitwieler and Gerri Williams - Photo Mark Bullimore 

Founded in 1968, the charity now provides homes for looked after children through small scale children’s homes and a fostering service, homes and respite breaks for children with disabilities and learning disabilities and support for children and families in the community through the Break Family Centre.  The charity has also developed expertise in supporting young people leaving the formal care system at 18 with its Moving On Team. 

Jake Humphrey says of Emma’s appointment, “I think getting Emma on-board is fantastic for Break and really great news”.

As Break celebrates 50 years of changing young lives, Hilary Richards, CEO of Break says, “We are all very excited that Emma has agreed to join Jake as a Patron and we look forward to working with her this year and in the future”.

The Emma Bridgewater 'Hare' Mug is available from Jarrolds and The Forum shop or by mail order from Jarrolds 01603 660661 price £21.99

The GoGoHares trail, brought to Norwich by Break and Wild in Art starts on 24 June - 8 September with 'Hare today gone tomorrow from 7 October - 10 October with the auction on 11 October. Fore more details visit www.gogohares.co.uk

EDP article: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/emma-bridgewater-becomes-patron-of-children-s-charity-break-1-5475274

EDP Norfolk Magazine (February) feature: http://www.norfolkmag.co.uk/people/celebrity-interviews/emma-bridgewater-s-new-gogohares-charity-mug-1-5383018

EDP article: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/break-launches-anniversary-hare-mug-1-5314263


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