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YAC Parents Group (18-25) Connects & Co. are proud to announce the launch of the YAC Parents Group for young adults who have a caring role for a family member but are also parents themselves of babies / young children. The groups first meeting was held on 13th January and is the only group of it's kind in the Country!

Meeting monthly on Wednesdays from 12.30- 2.30pm
Held at Catton Grove Community Centre
Contact Connects & Co office for more info and further dates - (01603) 405328.
We can offer crèche / child care!
Come and have a Cuppa and a Chat!

YAC Group

Will have treats such as :

  • Massage therapies
  • Hair n nail sessions
  • Advice n guidance - directed by the needs of the group
  • Food / tasty treats
  • Social outings
  • Connects & Co

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    Hatch Brenner to support Connects & Co. for 2016
    09 December 2015

    Hatch Brenner LLP, the Norwich-based Solicitors, are delighted to announce that they will be supporting local charity Connects & Co. for 2016.

    Connects & Co., based in Norwich, support children and young people who live with the effects of terminal or long-term illness, disability, mental health issues and addiction within their family. The charity provides emotional and practical support for children and young people and gives them the opportunity to build new friendships and take part in a wide range of activities. Hatch Brenner staff voted to support Connects & Co. after reviewing a shortlist of local charities put forward through nominations from each department within the law firm. The Hatch Brenner staff will support the charity for the next year through a series of fundraising activities and projects.

    Sallie Boyd, Founder and Project Manager of Connects & Co. commented: “We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to all the Hatch Brenner staff for picking our charity to support in the coming year. Many of the children and young people we support are carers for family members. Looking after someone when so young means growing up fast and losing a lot of the freedom that others at the same age take for granted. Connects & Co. is only a very small charity but we offer a means of being able to get out and meet other people in a similar position.” Connects and Co

    Dawn Parkes, Managing Partner of Hatch Brenner added: “We are looking forward to working with Connects & Co. in 2016. It is incredibly humbling to see how many children and young adults such a small team of people can support.” Hatch Brenner will be supporting Connects & Co. in the coming weeks by supplying Christmas presents for 24 children of varying ages who Connects & Co. felt could do with some festive cheer for various reasons such as single parents with tight finances, disabilities or that they have suffered the loss of a parent.

    Sallie commented: “The families who will be receiving donated presents from Hatch Brenner this Christmas will be really touched with anything they receive to help make their children’s Christmas a little more special.” More information about the charity and how to support them can be found at http://connectsandco.co.uk/


    Charity Dinner Dance Raising money for Connects & Co.

    Dress code: Smart Casual (No Jeans or Trainers)
    Raffle and Head & Tails Photographer
    £30 pp inc. 3 course meal with Coffee
    Saturday 10th October 2015 at 7pm for 7.30pm

    Connects 2015 Dinner Dance Poster

    Bootcamp Fitness
    May 2015

    A big thank you for Bootcamp Fitness for money you had raised for Connects & Co.

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    Fitness group's members get muddy for charity
    April 2015

    Ten members of a fitness group have taken part in a fundraiser with a difference to raise money for a Norwich-based charity. The members of Bootcamp Fitness, run by personal trainer Lee Ashford, took part in the Mucky Race in Colchester ove the weekend. They have raised around £2,000 for Connects & Co. The charity provides support for children and young people living in a caring role or those who are affected by the illness or disability of a family member.

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    Fitness fanatics get set for a charity challenge
    March 2015

    Members of a Norwich fitness group will be taking part in a race with a difference to raise money for chairty.

    Ten members of the exercise classes, Bootcamp Fitness, which are run by qualified personal trainer Lee Ashford and held in various places around Norwich, will be taking part in the Mucky Race, in Colchester, next month.

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