American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison was once asked why he had so many assistants working alongside him to which he replied “If I could solve all the problems myself, I would”.
Our passion here at Love Norwich is to serve the fine people of our city – but it’s a job much bigger than just us!
There are so many great business, charities and individuals in Norwich and we are committed to working together to help enrich the lives of the people in our city. The value of a team of people working together was proved in our recent Christmas Appeal.
In our efforts to meet the practical needs for many families and individuals this Christmas we were joined by various agencies across the city including:
· Tesco Express Stores – Aylsham Rd, Unthank Rd, Plumstead Rd, Fakenham Rd, Grove Rd – who gave us shopping sprees in their stores to help fill our hampers with mince pies, gravy granules and everything else needed for Christmas lunch
· Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd – donated 100 bottle of squash to add to our hampers
· St Agnes Church, Cawston whose youth group raised over £200 towards providing rucksacks and sleeping bags for people sleeping on the streets in the city
We were also supported by Archers Butchers, QD Stores & Petals Florist. We are forever thankful for your open-handed generosity.
Together we were able to provide Christmas Hampers with all the food needed for Christmas Day to over 100 families and individuals, and 10 jam-packed rucksacks with supplies for people sleeping on the streets of Norwich this winter.
The beneficiaries of this year’s Christmas Appeal were overwhelmed by the generosity they had experienced, being expressed in such a tangible way by so many individual donors and businesses in the city.
This is just the beginning of what Love Norwich is seeking to achieve as we serve the people of this fine city. Together, we can make a difference