Joining in the celebrations for Suffolk Day, the High Sheriff of Suffolk, George Vestey, met and thanked many of the people who work and volunteer for local charities. George had a busy day touring Suffolk as he joined the presenters of BBC Radio Suffolk as they presented live shows across the county.

The High Sheriff joins the Rural Coffee Caravan at Ickworth House

“I travelled a huge distance across Suffolk and it was really good to join in the celebrations of what makes Suffolk such a special place. It isn’t just the beautiful scenery, but it’s the hundreds and hundreds of people who come together to make the place ‘work’ and are really proud of what they have achieved,” said George. He travelled with Tim Holder, Head of Public Affairs at Suffolk Community Foundation, who are supporting all the charities involved and driving the storytelling from the day.

The High Sheriff meets Police Officers on Ipswich Waterfront

The High Sheriff presented his Certificates of Appreciation to the representatives of the charities who came to see him. He also encouraged them to enter the High Sheriff’s Awards, which are organised on his behalf each year by the Foundation.

The High Sheriff and Tim Holder meet Steve Nuttall and Carol Eagle from Suffolk Citizens Advice

“It was incredible to see how much it meant to the volunteers to meet the High Sheriff and get the chance to shine a spotlight upon Suffolk’s brilliant charities and community groups,” said Tim Holder. “What we need now is to make every day a Suffolk Day and do something good for the community where we live.”

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