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.
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!
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
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.
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.