Celebrating Our First Ever ‘Breakfast on Bridge Street’!
05 Jul 2018
Last month, we were delighted to host our first ever Breakfast on Bridge Street networking event for Christchurch businesses at our Williams Thompson Offices. A hugely successful event we had nearly 30 business representatives in attendance, this included new and familiar faces, plus members of our own team.
Bringing the business community together over tea, coffee, bacon rolls, pastries and chit-chat, we were pleased to help local businesses form new and mutually beneficially connections. In between valuable networking opportunities, we also had an opportunity to highlight two of our favourite local charities.
On the morning Suzanne Kadziola our Practice Manager & Partner delivered an introduction to the Second Smile Project. Founded by local businesswomen Cheryl Davies, The Second Smile Project aims to help Thyroid Cancer patients through random acts of kindness.
Suzanne’s speech was then followed by a short talk from Neal Williams, Trust Secretary of Macmillan Caring Locally. Macmillan Caring Locally operates the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital and provides a specialist palliative care service for the community. Currently, the charity is appealing for fundraising support towards a new Christchurch Macmillan Unit.
Suzanne Kadziola said:
“I am delighted by the success of BOBS and would like to thank everyone who joined us on the day. From the beginning, we wanted to bring local businesses together and it was great to see a full house at our offices. Breaking the morning up in between networking, it was also a good opportunity for us to highlight some local charities that are close to our hearts.
Neal Williams said:
“I would like to thank Williams Thompson for the opportunity to speak at their event. We rely on the continued support of the local community and found it the perfect opportunity to highlight our ongoing campaign for a new palliative care unit at Christchurch Hospital.’’
Following the success of BOBS (our affectionate name for the event), we can now announce that we are currently planning our second one for later in the year. We encourage you to keep an eye on our website and social media for new updates.