Businesses bring home the bacon for charities at breakfast meeting

Newport Business Association NBA had a meeting at the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants Mess at Carver Barracks, raising over £350 for charity.


Over 45 local businesses, many Gateway to Business BNI members, attended a Business Breakfast to celebrate business opportunities at Carver Barracks. A spontaneous top-hat donation round raised funds for local charities supported by the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants Mess at Carver Barracks. Both Tiny Tots and Newport Free Grammar School benefitted from the generous support, as well as NBA members hearing that they raised over £4,500 for Carver Barracks welfare fund over the last year.
Jeremy Rose, Founder of NBA, said: “We’re delighted to support the families and soldiers at Carver Barracks. Our business members have a deep respect and affection for the Royal Engineers. I’d personally like to thank Staff Sergeant Sid Wilson for his enthusiasm and commitment to attending our NBA meetings, bridging a vital gap between the local community and the families at Carver Barracks. Newport Business Association members would like to thank all at the Barracks, families and serving personnel, who contribute to our local economy, help keep our homeland safe and commit their lives to keeping fellow armed services out of harms way.”
Staff Sergeant Sid Wilson, 101 Engineer Regiment (EOD) , commented: “I thought I’d let you know how much money was raised so you could pass on our thanks to the rest of the NBA for being so generous.  We were able to make a donation of £100 to the Newport Free Grammar School Fund and £250 to Tiny Tots.”
Jeremy added: “When Captain Gau Gurung, Welfare Officer for 33 Engineer Regiment EOD, came to our breakfast meeting some five years ago, we all welcomed and embraced the tremendous support NBA members had for the Army at Carver Barracks. Over the years members have supported and raised funds to deliver local support for the families and serving personnel, helping to create the Carver Barracks Open Day, Deployment and information booklets for all at the barracks. I’d like to also thank Commanding Officer Lt Col Simon Stockley OBE, who has encouraged our members to work more closely with Carver Barracks, and has already seen a greater scope for local businesses to collaborate more effectively in the future.”
NBA meets on the last Friday of every month at Coach & Horses, Newport. To attend a meeting, see website for dates: www.newportbusinessassociation.co.uk or email Jeremy Rose to book your place: nba@c-lutions.co.uk

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Businesses bring home the bacon for charities at breakfast meeting