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Club begins partnership with Ovamill and Centre 81

6 October 2020

Norwich City are delighted to announce a new three-way alliance with Ovamill Building and Groundworks Ltd and Centre 81.

Ovamill Building and Groundworks Ltd comprises traditional builders, renovators, groundworks experts and concreting specialists, providing services to both commercial and domestic clients.

Ovamill, in their continued efforts to raise awareness for Great Yarmouth-based charity Centre 81, have gifted a large share of their partnership to the charity.

Mark Everard, owner and director of Ovamill Ltd, said: “Ovamill has a very close relationship with Centre 81, having close connections for over five years. Everyday pleasures that many of us have and enjoy, simply taking for granted, but are not so readily available for some.

“Members of Centre 81 can receive these pleasures, they are not able to reach on their own, provided by the wonderful, dedicated staff at Centre 81 who are always on hand to care for individual’s needs. Ovamill endeavours to help support this very important organisation, to enable them to provide their services for those so desperately in need and to support family carers.

Centre 81 was launched in 1981 and has built up a vast amount of experience of working with people with physical, sensory, and other disabilities. The charity has a reputation for encouraging and helping members to develop their abilities, enjoy themselves and become more independent.

Diana Staines, CEO of Centre 81, added: “For nearly 40 years Centre 81 has been helping disabled people in the borough of Great Yarmouth to lead fuller, more rewarding lives. Our motto is ‘Ability, Not Disability’, and through our skills and activities centre, our members can safely enjoy everything from art and drama to bowling and sailing.

“We also operate a fully accessible community transport service for people who cannot use traditional public transport. Our fantastic staff work with some of the most disadvantaged people in our community, and what they bring to work every day is Fun. Huge thanks to Mark Everard and everyone at Ovamill for being such fabulous friends to Centre 81.”

Norwich City’s Head of Commercial Development, Ben Tunnell, added: “During times of such economic uncertainty, the generosity of businesses such as Ovamill is astounding. So much work from Centre 81 goes into improving the lives of those in the community and we’re looking forward to supporting their efforts moving forward, alongside Ovamill.”

If you would like to find out more about Centre 81, then please visit

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