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

Suffolk Dog Day 2018 – cancelled

Suffolk Dog Day 2018 – cancelled

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...

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