Local charity benefits from successful breakfast

Just Regional
Jul 18, 2013 2 mins read

Around 80 business people met up last Friday for the first Just Regional Business Breakfast of 2013.

The event was held at Wroxham Barns and, for the first time, all profits went to a local charity – Hana’s Gift. Guest speaker at the event was actor Graham Cole OBE, who talked about his love of the area after moving here last winter and his time as PC Tony Stamp in The Bill on TV. He proved to be popular with those at the event, many of whom snapped up a copy of his autobiography.

He spoke of how being on stage and screen was always his ambition but that he worked for many years at the NHS before being brave enough to take the step into acting and his break with The Bill, which ran on ITV for more than 20 years, becoming one of the biggest employers in the industry.

The event raised £300 and this was generously doubled by Hoveton-based financial experts Taylor and Taylor Associates. Managing director of the firm, Alan Taylor, said: “Having children myself this charity, and the story behind it really struck a cord. It is a real charity and you can visibly see the great work they are doing.”

Karen Murray-Tye, founder of Hana’s Gift, was delighted with the donation. “This £600 will go directly towards memorials for local families. I can’t thank Alan and everyone who attended the business breakfast enough,” she said.

Gay Webster, group editor for Just Regional said: “This shows local businesses what Just Regional is all about. We always try get to the core of local communities and like to get to know our friends in business in Norfolk personally. We can’t wait for our next event on October 4 in Aylsham.”

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