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.
The first three recipients of The Suffolk Medal have been announced as Sally Fodgen, Terry Hunt and Richard Martineau. This year’s recipients have made their contribution to Suffolk in a variety of ways including outstanding leadership, ambassadorship,...
The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Roz Eminson is once again teaming up with Tim Holder and the team at Suffolk Community Foundation for a third annual ‘Suffolk Day Road Trip’ this year visiting Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich with a focus on introducing...
The new High Sheriff of Suffolk, Roz Eminson, was “sworn-in” at a ceremony at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday 4th April at 12pm. The issue of the rural isolation of young people in Suffolk is one of her areas of interest for her year in office.Married with...
The ‘Realising Ambition’ initiative has awarded a £2m contract to Suffolk and Essex Community Foundations. The initiative brings together primary care, social services and the voluntary sector to improve health services identified by the three local alliances (East...
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