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Charity

  • auction-of-promises-in-aid-of-macmillan-cancer-supportAs part of our 1st birthday celebrations, we held an 'Auction of Promises' - raising £1400 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

    We were delighted to present the cheque to Helen Chapman, Community Fundraiser who advised that our donation would pay for nearly 200 people to be helped by their telephone helpline CancerLine. So thank you to everybody who helped us support our 2007 charity.

  • race-for-lifeOn Sunday 4 May 2008 Rachel Blackburn completed the 5km Race for Life for Cancer Research UK in about 32 minutes. Thanks to all the sponsors.

  • US2U Consulting is pleased to be able to give back to the community by supporting two charities this winter.

    US2U Consulting donated to events supporting Marie Curie, the charity that provides nursing care for terminally ill cancer patients, and Red Balloon Learning Centres, who support the rehabilitation of bullied children.

    US2U Consulting Director Rachel Blackburn said: "We are always eager to lend our support to good causes when we can. It is important to do what we can to help those in our community who are going through a tough time, especially over the winter period."

  • TA91Rachel Blackburn completed the first Adnams 10km run in aid of the Prince's Trust, which helps young people develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling them to move into work, education or training.

    Adnams Managing Director Andy Wood said "Well done..... a big achievement. The event was a big success from our perspective".

    Thank you to our sponsors.

  • US2U Consulting took custody of a pair of Wayne Rooney's signed, match-worn football boots in earlier this week, won at the Dot Com Children's Foundation Strictly Ballroom Fundraising Gala Dinner on 14 September in London.

    There is only one problem though - we don't quite know what to do with them! If you have an idea how we could use them to make a significant sum for a specific charity that needs support, please get in touch or tweet us @US2UConsulting!

  • TA105.JPGThere are many things that we are proud to have achieved since we started trading in April 2006. One of these is that we have had a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy that has meant that as well achieving positive outcomes with our clients we have also been able to support a number of charities including NORCAS, Norwich Lowriders, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Princes Trust.

    Here's to the next five years!

  • US2U Consulting was pleased to support the Childline Ball 2018 in Manchester on Saturday 3 March.

    Childline is a charity which provides a free, private and confidential service for children and young people under 19 in the UK who have worries and need help and support.

    The ball raised £194,000. This is enough to train 121 Childline Counsellors - a vital element to providing this great service.

  • TA95US2U Consulting was pleased to support the first Friends of NORCAS Ball.

    Maggie Williams, Chief Executive, said,

    "Thanks for all your support. We made a profit of £10317 which is brilliant and as important we made lots of new Friends of NORCAS."

  • US2U Consulting was pleased to support local charity Red Balloon Learner Centres with their Christmas fundraising event in Norwich. It was an excellent event, and for the second year running Rachel Blackburn read a poem she had written, titled Some Personal Reflections from 2014.

    The aim of Red Balloon is the recovery of bullied children. They provide an 'intensive care' full-time education for children aged between 9-18 who are unable to go to school because they have suffered trauma, such as the death of a parent, abuse, rape or some other experience which makes them particularly vulnerable. At least half of the students they take have attempted or seriously considered suicide.

    To read Rachel's poem, follow the link: Some Personal Reflections from 2014

  • US2U Consulting were pleased to attend the 2019 Mariposa Spring Ball on Saturday 6 April at the Landmark Hotel, London.

    We also attended the 2018 fundraiser for the Mariposa Trust, also known as Saying Goodbye - a leading support charity supporting people that have been affected by the loss of a baby.

    The event was well supported and managed to raise important funds and awareness for the cause! Pictured are Kerwin, Rachel and David Blackburn.

  • Norwich City Football Club legend Jeremy Goss, the Head of Fundraising for the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) hosted an evening of fun in support of the charity.

    US2U Consulting was pleased to be in attendance and support a good cause. The NNAB helps 20000 people with poor sight throughout Norfolk. It has a residential home and 20 sheltered flats for blind and partially sighted people.

    Rachel said "It is great to support a local charity which helps so many people be as independent as possible.

  • Rachel Blackburn was pleased to be a keynote speaker at the Aramco Summer Conference 2015 at the University of East Anglia.

    Her keynote speech focused on Making the Most of Networking for a Successful and Fulfilling Career, and was delivered to delegates from Aramco, Saudi Arabia, amongst others.

    She was joined by Michael Rooney, Fundraising Manager for BREAK charity, who explained the importance of the GoGoDragons project in Norwich as part of the fundraising for his charity, which supports vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia.

  • It was a pleasure to be invited to attend the Nelson's Journey Smiles Awards 2015 by ABC Taxis Ltd.

    Nelson's Journey is a charity that supports bereaved children and young people. ABC Taxis was nominated for a "Best in-kind Support Award" as each month they provide a number of taxi journeys free of charge for the charity to transport children and young people to various support events.

    Simon Callender, Director ABC Taxis, is pictured with one of their environmentally-friendly cars which carries the Nelson's Journey brand.

  • TA108.jpgWe were pleased to support the second Friends of NORCAS Ball as they raised money for their 'TOO Much TOO Young Appeal'. A great evening concluded with a raffle, auction of promises and live music.

  • TA78Our clients from NORCAS Andy Wood, Chairman of the Trustees and Maggie Williams, Chief Executive Officer at their recent conference at Norwich City Football Club. The artwork was sponsored by Farrows in Norwich.

    "We are pleased to be working with NORCAS to support changes in line with their vision" - Rachel Blackburn

  • TA109.jpgWe were pleased to support the NORCAS walk along the seafront in Great Yarmouth - one of the events organised as part of the Recovery Month of June 2011. This encourages people who have recovered from alcohol and substance misuse, along with their agencies and partners, to celebrate recovery.

    Purple is the colour reflecting this recovery celebration and everyone wore as much purple as possible. Funds raised are going to the NORCAS 'TOO Much TOO Young Appeal'.

  • Rachel Blackburn was thrilled to be invited to the Dot Com Children's Foundation Strictly Ballroom Fundraising Gala Dinner on Monday 14th September at Mansion House, London.

    Dot Com Children's Foundation is aimed at empowering children through its Value Versus Violence Education Programme and managed to raise an impressive £81,000 on the night.

    Attending as a guest of long-standing client Worldwide Fruit and pictured with the night's compare Anton Du Beke, Rachel Blackburn contributed to the silent auction, winning a signed pair of Wayne Rooney's matchworn football boots!

  • TA92.JPGUS2U Consulting are pleased to support SuperSports Kidz Club wheelchair basketball team for a second year.

    "Your sponsorship last year helped our young basketball team to enter the national junior league of the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association" said Sue Coombe, Chair. "This year we will be entering two teams in the league, in two age groups and at least one of our young players has the possibility of becoming a paralympic athlete in the 2012 games."

    The club also ran a very successful activity programme over the summer holiday for around forty children with physical disabilities. This offered activities including drama, dance, sailing, self-defence, rifle shooting, climbing and falconry.

  • For the second year running we were pleased to support Red Balloon Learner Centres charity with their fundraising event in Norwich.

    The aim of Red Balloon is the recovery of bullied children. They provide an 'intensive care' full-time education for children aged between 9-18 who are unable to go to school because they have been severely bullied or who have suffered trauma, such as the death of a parent, abuse, rape or some other experience that makes them particularly vulnerable. At least half of the students they take have attempted or seriously considered suicide.

    US2U Consulting donated the use of a urn for the mulled wine and Rachel Blackburn read a poem she had written, titled 'The Festive Season in Norfolk'.

    "We were pleased that US2U Consulting were able to support us and we really liked the poem!" said Dan Kelly, Chair of Trustees.

  • Nelsons Journey is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved children and young people throughout Norfolk. Based in Norwich, since 1997 it has helped over 1500 children between the ages of 0-17 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life eg a parent or a sibling. We were pleased to support their first Purple Dinner and Dance and assist with them raising over £4000. Carol Plunkett, Funding and Marketing Officer for Nelsons Journey saidThank you again for your support in the provision of auction items.

  • As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy we are pleased to have been able to support the Charity Dinner at City College Norwich for Leeway and were fortunate to win the raffle drawn by Chloe Smith MP.

    Leeway is a specialist domestic abuse charity supporting over 8000 adults, children and young people every year across Norfolk and Suffolk.

  • US2U Consulting were pleased to support and attend the 2015 Norfolk Show Ball, in aid of the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, on Friday 26 June.

    The popular event, often marking the start of the summer season, was well attended, and US2U donated a week's stay in a holiday apartment in Turkey for the silent auction that took place on the night.

    The night was a success, raising money for a good cause and ensuring a good time was had by all!

  • Members of the US2U Consulting team enjoyed attending YMCA Norfolk's 2017 Annual Ball on Friday 15 September, with the Monopoly-themed event held at Sprowston Manor.

    The night was held to raise vital funds and awareness for the charity, which is committed to supporting young people to enable them to reach their full potential, as well as celebrate the successes of the last 12 months. YMCA Norfolk raised a total of £12,854 on the night.

    We certainly had a ball and are looking forward to next year, too!

  • Marketing Coordinator Kerwin Blackburn has produced a Jackson Pollock-styled painting for Norwich social enterprise Your Own Place CIC.

    Titled "Illumination" to reflect the organisation's theme of highlighting and providing training of key skills related to independent living, with the goal of tackling youth homelessness, the painting is in their company colours of orange and green.

    "People are totally wowed by it!" said founder Rebecca White. Good luck to Your Own Place CIC with their official launch on 27 September!

  • us2u-consulting-helps-supersports-kidz-clubIn June we saw an article in the local paper about SuperSports Kidz Club, a charity based in Norwich that runs various sporting events for children with physical disabilities. They were looking for sponsors to assist in paying for training and travel as from September the Norwich Lowriders, its basketball team, will play for the first time in the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association.

    We decided that we should support this local charity and so on Saturday 2 August some of the team went along to present a cheque for £500.

    Sue Coombe, the club’s co-co-ordinator said: “This will certainly be a fantastic boost to our club, and especially to our wheelchair basketball team, which we set up just two years ago. We are currently in the process of joining the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association Junior League. This means so much to the children, as they will get to play competitively for the first time against other teams from across the UK.”

  • In line with the company's December theme of charitable giving, US2U Consulting were pleased to make a donation to Norwich Lowriders Wheelchair Basketball Club, a sports team we intially supported back in 2008 when the club was first getting established.

    It was great to catch up with some of the people involved with the club and to hear about the progress they have made since their early days, which has seen them grow from playing locally to competing in regional and national competitions.

    Rachel Blackburn is pictured with Tina Connor-Saunders and Sara Trower, who are responsible for the management and organisation of the club.

    Click here to read about our initial involvement with Norwich Lowriders in 2008.

  • US2U Consulting were pleased to make a donation to the British Red Cross to enable them to purchase two new wheelchairs for their Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk mobility services.

    The wheelchairs will be provided, alongside various other forms of mobility aids, to those in need across the East of England, with the goal of getting people more active.

    "Thank you so much to US2U Consulting for donating the money towards the wheelchairs. This money will be incredibly helpful in allowing us to continue providing great service to people across the East of England. We provide various mobility aids to over 50 people each week in Norfolk alone and it is great to see businesses in the region supporting us in our goal of getting people in need more mobile and active." Said Paul Fleet, Senior Community Fundraiser (pictured alongside Rachel and Kerwin Blackburn).

    Rachel Blackburn commented, "we are really happy and excited to be supporting the work of the British Red Cross in Norfolk. They are one of the world's most renowned and recognised charities and we are sure the wheelchairs we have bought for them will help as many people as possible."

    Find out more about the work of the British Red Cross in the region here.

  • US2U Consulting are the latest sponsors of the safety curtain at Norwich Theatre Royal which means their logo will be seen by people attending the wide-range of productions at the venue including touring musical hit Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, the long-awaited Northern Ballet production of The Great Gatsby, and the world-renowned Glyndebourne Opera Company.

    We wanted to support the theatre and its education programme as part of its commitment to back charitable and community organisations across the county.

    Laetitia Webb, development director at Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “We are delighted to get this financial support from US2U Consulting which means we can continue to build on our education programme providing learning opportunities across the community linked to our many shows and performances.”

    The logo will feature on the safety curtain from August 2013 for one year.

  • US2U Consulting were pleased to donate an assortment of sweets and confectionary, left over from a recent event, to Your Own Place CIC, a Norwich-based social enterprise committed to finding new solutions to old problems with the prevention of youth homelessness as the final outcome.

    Your Own Place Director and Founder, Rebecca White, tweeted "our young people are going to love them in the training flat" - their recently-launched property in which they will provide hands-on training and experience of how to live indepently to young people.

    For more information on how you can support Your Own Place or assist them in the growth of their training flat, visit www.yourownplace.org.uk, www.twitter.com/yourownplace or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..