We love to support our local communities through events, projects and our charity of the year programme. Here’s what we’ve been up to…

2023:

Charity of the Year

Break work across East Anglia providing therapeutic services, respite breaks, support with parenting and more to children, young people and families.

At the end of March, six of our team took part in the ROARR-ing Firewalk to raise money. They did an amazing job and… they walked on fire?! 🔥Well done team! And in September we took part in a volunteer day, helping with some gardens at one of their children’s service homes. You can see pictures from both below.

At the end of September, we also entered two ducks in the Grand Norwich Duck Race! Sadly neither won but it was a fantastic event as always.

We’re looking forward to getting involved with more events, volunteering, and any other activities they throw at us! Visit our fundraising page.

Break Charity

Norwich Theatre Royal

As we looked to expand our support in the local community, sponsorship of the Norwich Theatre Royal quickly become the perfect fit for us. It offers benefits to our staff, clients, and the overall business, all whilst supporting good in the local community through the Theatres outreach projects.

As part of our sponsorship, we are looking forward to getting involved from attending shows and networking events, to learning and sharing more about the work they do.

Check out their upcoming shows:

Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal

Norfolk Business Awards 2023

In 2023 we made it as finalists in the Employer of the Year Award at the EDP Business Awards! On the 23 November, some of our team hopped in a party bus and attended the awards with fellow finalists to hear the winners be announced.

DevelopHER Awards

The DevelopHER Awards is an annual, not for profit ceremony celebrating women in tech in East Anglia. The awards recognise women in tech across a range of roles including developers, designers, UX designers, project managers and more.

In 2023 we sponsored the wine reception at the awards dinner held at Epic Studios in Norwich.

DevelopHER Awards

DevelopHER Awards 2023

Sync the City

Sync the City is an annual event held in Norwich. Entrepreneurs, developers, marketeers, graphic artists, business professionals and more come together to build digital businesses from scratch in 54 hours.

As sponsors of the event, some of our team headed to the Saturday night final to watch the winners be crowned.

Head to the Sync the City website to find out more.

Sync the City

Sync the City Collage

Norwich Science Festival 2023

The Norwich Science Festival is a week-long festival spread across Norfolk, celebrating all things science and technology.

For 2023, the festival was moved from October to February, and we were excited to be back as sponsors of the Digi-tech day.

We put on a range of activities at our stand including coding games, laptop building, a drawing competition and tree planting! In total, visitors to our stand planted 276 trees in our Ecologi Forest! 🌳

Photos of Breakwater staff and general public at the Norwich Science Festival. Group shots and staff interacting with the public.

Norwich Rugby Club

We are proud to support the Norwich Rugby Club. Join us in wishing the whole team good luck throughout the season!

Norwich Rugby Club

2022:

Charity of the Year

In 2022, we continued working with The Feed as our charity of the year, supporting their mission to prevent poverty, hunger, and homelessness in Norwich.

We were delighted to see the opening of their new Social Supermarket – providing affordable groceries for the local community. This is also where the community fridge now operates from, as well as workshops and classes for members to learn new skills and get advice. Find out more.

The Feed

The Feed - Social Supermarket Opening

Norfolk Business Awards 2022

In 2022 we made it as finalists in the Employer of the Year Award at the Norfolk Business Awards! On the 24 November, some of our team hopped in a party bus and attended the awards with fellow finalists to hear the winners be announced.

Norfolk Business Awards 2022 photo collage

2021:

Charity of the Year

In 2021 we started our first charity of the year programme!

In 2021 our team chose to support The Feed, a social enterprise catering business with a café in Norwich. Their purpose is to find ways to prevent poverty, hunger and homelessness in Norwich.

The Feed

Our first fundraising challenge was… a skydive! 🪂 Here are a few snaps from the jump and our videos:

Norwich Science Festival 2021

The Norwich Science Festival is a week-long festival spread across Norfolk, celebrating all things science and technology.

We were incredibly proud to sponsor the brand-new DigiTech day. A day to showcase the amazing technology businesses we have in Norfolk.

Our team had an excellent day at the festival. We put on a range of activities at our stand including coding games, ethernet cable making, a drawing competition and tree planting! In total, visitors to our stand planted 268 trees! 🌳

Norwich Science Festival 21

Norfolk Business Awards 2021

This year we made it to the final four in the Customer Excellence Award at the Norfolk Business Awards! On the 25 November, some of our team attended the awards with fellow finalists to hear the winners be announced.

Norfolk Business Awards 2021 Gallery

More on our community projects

Firewalk
Breakwater Take on Firewalk for Break
Six of our team are taking on a firewalk to raise money for Break!
We’re Sponsoring the Norwich Science Festival 2023
We’re sponsoring the DigiTech Day on Monday 13th February!
Break and Breakwater Team
Announcing Break as Our New Charity Partner
We can’t wait to get involved through events, volunteering, and more!
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Digital Inclusion Project

Supporting our communities with New Anglia LEP.
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