Age UK Suffolk is celebrating 70 years of providing vital information, services and support to many thousands of older people in the county.
We would like to invite you, as a business in, or working in Suffolk, to join us and become a Platinum Friend of the charity for our anniversary year.
Here's a list of other ways that you can support Age UK Suffolk
Choose Age UK Suffolk as your Charity of the Year
Please consider choosing Age UK Suffolk as your business Charity of the Year. In return we would offer joint branding on our fundraising materials and our events, as well as positive PR and local media coverage.
Sponsor one of our events
Your staff could get involved in our events thoughout the year, such as our Charity Golf Days and The Big Chinwag. By sponsoring an event you help us with the costs, and in return get some great PR and local media coverage.
Display a collection tin
Could you display a collection tin in your office or shop? This would help us to collect much needed donations to ontinue our vital work in Suffolk.
Donate a raffle prize or service
Could you donate a prize for one of our many fundraising raffles and competitions - perhaps a bottle of wine, box of chocolates or biscuits, bath goodies, gift vouchers, or free services?
Send employees to volunteer
Could you send a team to help out at an event or activity? It's a great way for staff to bond by working together to help vulnerable older people.
Run a fundraising event
Your employees could run their own fundraiser to help raise vital funds for our work. They could do a cake sale, dress down day, a sponsored walk or run, or a raffle. There's so many things they could do - contact us for more ideas!
We are delighted to have the support from the following businesses:
Ufford Park Hotel
Family owned and run, Ufford Park supports three charities that are close to their hearts and we are thrilled that they have chosen Age UK Suffolk as their third charity, alongside the East Anglian Air Ambulance and St Elizabeth Hospice.
Owned by the ACT Foundation, a charitable trust, Basepoint Ipswich, based on Ransomes Europark selected Age UK Suffolk last year as their charity of choice from October 2015 – March 2017. Each Basepoint centre is allocated £10,000 of money to match-fund during the financial year and the centre staff and licensees worked with Age UK Suffolk on a variety of events throughout the year.
Whiting & Partners
Whiting & Partners Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall offices charity of the year for 2018 was Age UK Suffolk and staff and clients have helped to raise £500 with a range of different events throughout the year.
Staff took part in a number of big campaigns with staff raising £85.00 parading around the office in various novelty slippers for the ‘Slip into Slippers’ campaign. The team also made sweet and savoury bakes for a whole week to promote Age UK Suffolk’s ‘Big Chinwag’ campaign raising awareness of the lonely and vulnerable.
The biggest success of the year was the hamper giveaway – raising over £200! Items included locally sourced food, alcohol and treats.The staff also enjoyed other smaller fundraising events including lunchtime bacon rolls and a tuck-shop in the staff canteen.