Breakfast group in Suffolk enjoys celebration of first year’s successes

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Members of a business breakfast networking group that meets at the historic Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa are celebrating after a successful first year.

In their first 12 months, the group has raised nearly £330 for local East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Our events have become an integral part of the business calendar.

Jane Larcombe, business development manager

A cheque was presented to Hannah Walker, EACH Community Fundraiser for Suffolk at the group’s Christmas lunch.

The money was raised through donations and a raffle at the lunch and the amount raised is enough to pay for nine sessions of music therapy or nine hours of end of life care.

The Swan also donated a ‘lunch for two’ voucher recently for an EACH Twitter campaign, which helped to dramatically increase EACH’s followers from 300 to 2,150 in just four weeks.

Organiser Jane Larcombe, business development manager at The Swan, said: “Our breakfast events have become established as an integral part of the local business calendar.

“We have welcomed some fascinating speakers this year and have an excellent programme lined-up for 2016.”

The group meets at 8am on the second or third Thursday of the month.

Guest speakers for the first two events in 2016 are Jo Reeder from Age UK Suffolk on January 14 and Vicky O’Leary from Right Angle Events on February 18.

Events finish around 10am.