Broadland District Council Christmas giving tree delights two Norfolk charities in January

Broadland District Councils Chairwoman Councillor Caroline Karimi-Ghovanlou with Vision Norfolk

A charity giving tree installed at Broadland District Council offices has brought joy to the children at the Hamlet Centre Trust and users of Vision Norfolk as they were given Christmas gifts.

Broadland District Councils Chairwoman Councillor Caroline Karimi-Ghovanlou set up the gift giving scheme to support her two chosen charities this year. The tree encouraged staff to buy gifts from the list of required supplies, which were then donated to The Hamlet and Vision Norfolk.

The Hamlet, provides educational, social and recreational experiences for people with disabilities, and Vision Norfolk, supports visually impaired people with anything from housing to outings. Each charity received a massive selection of artistic supplies, toys, and electronic items to be enjoyed by their service users.

Cllr Caroline Karimi-Ghovanlou said:

“I have chosen to support these charities as they are both very close to my heart. My grandson Gabriel attends day sessions at both venues.

Being able to access both these venues has been invaluable to our family; Gabriel has made friends, increased his confidence and social skills and has developed into a confident young man. It's the least I can do to help support these charities going forward, after all the help they have given us as a family and continue to do so.”

If you would like to support or learn more about these two charities, please contact The Hamlet Trust on 01603 215193 or Vision Norfolk on 01603 573000.

Published: 6 February 2024