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The Fundraising & Marketing Team 

vents and Challenges
Each year we organise a number of exciting events to raise money. From quiz nights to coffee mornings, open gardens, sponsored bike rides and challenge events you’ll be able to find something to suit you. Taking part in an event is a great way to support us. 
Visit our Events Diary to find an event near you.
At Age UK Suffolk, we are very grateful to anyone who might want to organise their own fundraising event to support our services. We can help you by providing collection tins, T shirts, posters, stickers and balloons. 
Raising a donation of £85 could pay for a Forget-me-Not Dementia Club afternoon, enabling 20 older people with memory problems and their family carers to have a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon out of the house together. 
For information, advice or ideas please see our A-Z of Fundraising Ideas or contact us on fundraising@ageuksuffolk.org or call 01473 359911. 
Challenges and Treks 
If you feel brave enough to take on a new challenge why not raise money for a local charity at the same time – making it even more rewarding and worthwhile.
There a number of local and national events for you to take part in. Whether you fancy undertaking a skydive, fun run,  marathon, swimming challenge, bike ride, mountain trek or even climbing a mountain, find your challenge and tackle your own Mount Everest.
We've listed a few events below that are available in the coming months, but you may have your own event in mind, in which case please get in touch. (should these be listed in the event diary and directed there instead?)
Great East Swim, ½ mile – 10K various distances available
Location: Alton Water, Ipswich, Suffolk
When: 18 June 2016
For more information please visit: www.greatrun.org/great-swim
The Orwell Walk – walk and cycle routes available
Location: Ipswich
When: 26 June 2016
For more information please visit: http://www.orwellwalk.co.uk/ 
Mucky Mayhem, 5 or 10K mud and obstacle course
Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk
When: 24 September 2016
For more information please visit: www.muckyraces.co.uk
Whole Hog Races, mud and obstacle course
Location: Wantisden , Woodbridge
When: 16 October 
For more information please visit: http://www.wholehograces.co.uk/ 
Please let us know about your fundraising activities. We can support you with a sponsorship form, T shirt and details for online giving sites. 
fundraising@ageuksuffolk.org
Telephone: 01473 359911 

Support our events 

Throughout the year, we organise fun events that are open for anyone to get involved with.  From quiz nights to parties, open gardens to knitting, there is something for everyone of all ages. 

See our events diary

 

Challenges and Treks 

If you feel brave enough to take on a new challenge why not raise money for a local charity at the same time – making it even more rewarding and worthwhile.There a number of local and national events for you to take part in. Whether you fancy undertaking a skydive, fun run,  marathon, swimming challenge, bike ride, mountain trek or even climbing a mountain, find your challenge and tackle your own Mount Everest.

 

Take part in the Big Knit

The Big Knit is the campaign that Age UK runs in partnership with innocent drinks where we ask you to knit little woolly hats which then go on to their smoothies. For every smoothie sold, Age UK receives 25p.

This year, Age UK Suffolk has the target of creating 25,000 hats!

Find out how you can get involved

 

Corporate Partnerships

As a local, independent charity, Age UK Suffolk relies upon the support of Suffolk-based businesses who care about the area in which they live and work.  There are many opportunities for businesses to pledge their support to 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!

Become a Platinum Friend of Age UK Suffolk

Platinum Plus

A Platinum Friend is a business supporter of Age UK Suffolk. The scheme was developed to mark our 70th anniversary in 2018.

It proved a great success in forging strong relationships between Age UK Suffolk and local businesses; we would like to continue this now that we are 70+ and we would love you to join us.

Find out how you can get involved

Community Support

We love to work with the communities in which we operate. If your school or community group is interested in supporting Age UK Suffolk through hosting your own fundraising event or by raising awareness of the work that we do, please get in touch on 01473 298683.