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.
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we confirm that Sir David Rowland, our former Trustee, has passed away.Sir David was an influential and much respected Trustee serving the Foundation between 25th January 2009 and 12th January 2017. Through his guidance,...read more
Last night we were joined by trustees, charities, patrons and friends of Suffolk Community Foundation for our Annual Review at Trinity Park - this year with a theme of 'Give To What You Love & Changing Local Lives'. It featured inspiring stories of giving, a...read more
It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Suffolk Dog Day, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 29th July at Helmingham Hall, as a result of the ongoing predicted high temperatures. The safety and enjoyment of...read more
On Friday 11 May, Suffolk Community Foundation welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex to the new Headquarters of Birkett’s Solicitors in Ipswich. In addition to officially opening the new HQ, he also met representatives of six Suffolk charities who support young people in...read more
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