Tim Holder
Head of Public Affairs

With 78% of charitable giving in the UK going to the top 3% of the largest national charities, it’s never been more important to bang the fundraising drum for Suffolk’s 5,000 local charities and community groups. Together, we need to continue raising awareness of how vital it is to direct much more of our giving to local causes, and events are an important part of bringing people together and communicating those messages.


It’s great to see more and more people joining forces to create events that support education, awareness and vital grantmaking activity. Here are just a few highlights of previous events and a few in the future that you might like to put in your diary!

Save the date – upcoming events

3rd March 2019 – Woofers Winter Walk

Held in the picturesque grounds of Helmingham Hall, this 3 mile charity dog walk gives fans of Suffolk Dog Day – affectionately known as ‘The Woofers’ – the chance to gather with their furry friends at an altogether chillier time of year! 

28th March 2019 – The High Sheriff’s Awards

The High Sheriff’s Awards are designed to reward the volunteers, charities and community groups in Suffolk who devote their time and energy to improve the communities in which they live and work.

28th July 2019 – Suffolk Dog Day

Join dog lovers from all over the county to celebrate Suffolk’s premiere date in the canine calendar. Over £500,000 has already been raised for Suffolk charities from this very special volunteer led event, held in the beautiful surroundings of Helmingham Hall.

Recent Events

Latest news from Suffolk’s Food & Drink Fund

Latest news from Suffolk’s Food & Drink Fund

The Food and Drink Fund supports charities and voluntary and community groups throughout Suffolk. From foodbanks to lunch clubs and even meal deliveries for those not able to travel, there are many ways to support vital areas of food deprivation in...

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Celebrating Suffolk charities on Suffolk Day 2019

Celebrating Suffolk charities on Suffolk Day 2019

On Friday 21st June, Tim Holder and Harriet Beckwith from the Suffolk Community Foundation team joined Suffolk's High Sheriff Roz Eminson for a very special Suffolk Day Road Trip. With visits to Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, the trip was to celebrate and...

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The Suffolk Medal 2019 Investiture

The Suffolk Medal 2019 Investiture

Representatives from the voluntary sector, public sector, business and philanthropy gathered at the Museum of East Anglian Life this morning for the very first investiture of The Suffolk Medal.  The medals were designed by Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling,...

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