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IoD Norfolk Charity Christmas Lunch with guest speaker Hannah White

11 Dec 2018
The Assembly House, Norwich

After the success of our 2017 Christmas Lunch, where we raised over £1,800 for Norwich Open Youth Trust, IoD Norfolk cordially invite you to join us at the beautiful Assembly House, located in the heart of Norwich.

In the beautiful surroundings, you will enjoy the finest company and a fabulous three course Christmas Lunch created by the renowned Assembly House team.

The format will be a three course lunch, followed by an after dinner speaker. We will be drawing a raffle at the end of the event to raise funds for our 2018 Charity the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Key details

Date & time: 11 Dec 2018 12:00 - 15:00
Location: The Assembly House, Norwich
CPD Hours:

Prices from

38.50 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
38.50 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Rate
49.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Rate
385.00 GBP + VAT - Table of 10

Event manager:
Ms Mel Forrer-Pratt
Contact phone:
Contact email:

We are delighted to announce that our nominated Charity this year is the East Anglian Air Ambulance.


Hannah White - broadcaster, sailor, and adventurer

Hannah WhiteHannah White is best known as the Guinness World Records holder for fastest person to cross the English Channel and for her television show 'Go Hard or Go Home'.


Having first been introduced to sailing at the age of 15 by the family of one of her school friends.  She finished second place finish in the solo trans-Atlantic race, the OSTAR, in 2009. A 3200 nm race following the historical North Atlantic route from Plymouth, UK to Newport, USA she completed the race in 20days 22mins, missing out on the under 35-foot world record by just a few minutes but being awarded the prestigious media award for the OSTAR, as voted for by the public. In total, White made two solo attempts to cross the Atlantic between 2005 (in this year as the youngest ever female competitor) and 2009, one of which was successful]

In 2015, she became the new Guinness World Records holder for the fastest crossing of the English Channel in a single-handed dinghy by doing so in 3 hours, 44 minutes and 39 seconds.


During her professional racing career, White featured heavily in the local press, frequently working for BBC local radio and ITV Meridian, covering maritime and sailing events.

In 2010, White was part of the commentary team for the Olympic test event, Sail for Gold in Weymouth. In 2011, White became the lead presenter for the World Match Racing Tour, broadcasting to over 180 countries worldwide. The live coverage for Monsoon Cup in Malaysia was nominated for a National RTS Award for best live event.

At the end of 2011, White joined the Volvo Ocean Race as Master of Ceremonies and presenter, commentating on racing, and MC’ing prize giving, race days arrival and departure ceremonies to 2.9 million people around the world. Average live audiences on In-Port race days were 43,882.

White was co-presenter and commentator for the Sailing Venue, Weymouth at the London 2012 Olympic Games.


If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact the Events & Branch Officer, Mel Forrer-Pratt on 07379116953 or email


Prices from

38.50 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
38.50 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Rate
49.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Rate
385.00 GBP + VAT - Table of 10


Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • The Assembly House
  • The Assembly House
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  • Norwich
  • NR2 1RQ

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