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Silver Linings' Awards 2016

A glittering awards event for Break's corporate supporters

At a glittering gala dinner at Sprowston Manor, hosted by Break patron, Jake Humphrey, 180 guests from the Norfolk business community gathered to celebrate the support given to Break to change young lives. 

Michael Rooney, Head of Commercial Services and Martin Green, Fundraising Manager, welcomed the guests and followed this with a game of 'Heads & Tails' setting the tone for a great evening.

Guests On Stage H&T SLB16

After dinner, Jake thanked everyone for their invaluable support to Break and presented the awards.

Jake H At Podium Looking Out To Crowd With Sps Background SLB16


Fundraising ‘Team of the Year’ (Sponsored by Smith & Pinching)

This award is awarded to the staff or volunteer group of people, of three or more, who have gone the extra mile to support Break Charity, either independently or as ‘Charity of the Year’.

Winner - Arnolds Keys

Judges looked at their total engagement across all the areas of criteria – and this is awarded to them for their outstanding group motivation and engagement from Golf days, Valuation days, Auction event, Staff Back a cake day and the wider engagement of their office's in the community. As well as the introduction to Kieron Williamson they also sponsored and engaged in the GoGoDragon project, putting on a showcase event at Norwich castle.

FR Team Of The Year - AKeys - With David Pring S&P SLB16

Award for Innovation (Sponsored by Aspiration Europe)

This is awarded to a group, individual or organisation that has implemented a new initiative that has helped to promote the charity’s work, profile of a shared event, or helped to raise funds. 

Winner - Longwater Construction

Awarded to Neil Carter, as the brain child of the Breaking Clays event, now in its fourth year and raised almost £70k for Break, and growing, whilst also giving Break a wide number of good solid contacts and supporters for future events. Photo shows Anne Ovens, Break trustee from Aspiration Europe with Jake Humphrey.

Award For Innovation - Longwater - Anne Ovens Aspir Europe SLB16

Corporate Partner of the Year

This is awarded for an outstanding partnership between a business and Break Charity, working together as part of an overall shared event, activity or goal.

Winner -Timothy Hay and The Beeston Group

Tim has been a long term supporter of Break, first coming to light with the gorillas which he sponsored and bought three at auction, this progressed to Dragons, again sponsoring and buying a number. He also donated a camping weekend for Break and has also given us a holiday home fully furnished for a year, for us to use, as well donating a caravan to two of Break’s services.  Award collected on Tim's behalf by James Boudlin from The Beeston Group.

Corp Partner Of Yr - Beeston Group - James Boudlin Collecting With MR SLB16

Silver Lining Long Term Supporter Award

Awarded to a group, individual or organisation that has supported Break for a period of more than five years; making a significant input into the charity to enable it to grow and develop.

Winner - Clapham & Collinge

Long term supporters working with Break for over seven years, this has helped us create a network of contacts through Lunch on the Green (LOTG) which has been developed with Clapham & Collinge. C & C also sponsored a gorilla & dragon, as well as opening up reductions on services for our staff.

Long Term Supporter Of Yr - Clapham & Collinge - With MR SLB16

The final award was a special award ‘Shining Stars’ presented to Stephen Bourne (The Mill House, Wells), Jill Watkinson (The Space), Sally Adams (Artist), Ross Haddow (Stody Estate), Radley and Kate Fenn (Coleman Opticians), Rob Whitwood (Inspired Youth) and Natalie Davies (Inspired Youth/Inspired Women).  Everyone of this 'Shining Stars' has gone the extra mile to support Break to change young lives.

Shining Stars 2016 SLB16 With MG 1

The auction, raffle and ‘heads and tails’ raised over £6k for Break.

A huge thank you to the sponsors of the the event - Smith & Pinching, Aspiration Europe and Shred Station; to Ruth Lowe, Ruth Elizabeth Events and to Janie and Dave Richardson of Big Phat Photos.

Oh and a rare pic of the Break team for the evening!


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