Foxhall Daycare Lavender Trust

A vital daycare facility for over 80 older people in Ipswich was saved.

Funding partners and volunteers rallied around the existing staff team to breathe new life into an old friend.

The Foxhall Day Care Centre in Ipswich had provided care for vulnerable older people for decades, but when a Suffolk charity was no longer able to continue delivering the service, the centre’s team decided to step up and create their own way forward and The Foxhall Daycare Lavender Trust became a reality.

The centre, which acts as a social hub for more than 60 older people in Ipswich, was saved from closure thanks to the efforts of its staff, trustee board, Suffolk Community Foundation and The Pargiter Trust

For older people who wish to live as independently as possible (and often for the families who support them to achieve this), the opportunity to receive daycare centre support is often the vital ingredient that is required to make this sustainable.

When presented with the challenge to help build financial support and awareness to protect and transition the service, our Head of Grant Programmes Andrea Pittock and Head of Public Affairs, Tim Holder, sought partnership from fundholders including The Pargiter Trust and Public Health to find the initial sums required, create and launch a new identity for the charity and help to tell their story.

Dancing fun at the Foxhall Daycare Lavender Trust

The Foxhall Day Care Centre in Ipswich

Getting pampered at the Foxhall Daycare Lavender Trust

Roger Fern, Former Mayor of Ipswich getting involved in crafts

Foxhall Daycare Centre was an ideal cause for us to support as it completely meets our objectives. We can't get to the grassroots that Suffolk Community Foundation can, so they've been a great asset here for us.

Martin Cash

Trustee, Pargiter Trust

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