The Surviving Winter Appeal for 2023 /24 was launched on October 19th at West Suffolk College.

A really great morning with partners, supporters, media and colleagues to hear from a panel of guests – We even made the news!

A very big thank you to our speakers:-

Cllr Bobby Bennett – Suffolk County Council, Nikos Savvas – West Suffolk College, Nicky Wilshire – Ipswich Citizens Advice, Sarah Bradbury – West Suffolk Citizens advice, Oli Drury – East of England Co-op, Del Sharman – Pound Gates and Wendy Quantrill – Suffolk Building Society.

Thank you to our Appeal sponsors MSC and Pound Gates for your valued support and to our business partners Suffolk Building Society and the East of England Co-op for helping us get the message out to communities in Suffolk.

Also our warm thanks to West Suffolk College for being super hosts.

To read more about the Surviving Winter Appeal click here Surviving Winter Appeal – Suffolk Community Foundation (

Surviving Winter launch photo 2023
Surviving Winter launch image Melanie 2023