The Suffolk Community Foundation has launched two appeals to help support vulnerable people of all ages in Suffolk, as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Rebuilding Local Lives
The Rebuilding Local Lives Appeal hopes to bring more local giving to the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund, which has been created and delivered by the Foundation. It has been kickstarted with a generous donation from Ed Sheeran, helping ‘Team Suffolk’ on their path toward the fund’s £2M fundraising target.
The Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund was launched by Suffolk Community Foundation in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust and supported by leading Suffolk organisations including Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk Association of Local Councils, East Anglian Daily Times, Suffolk County Council, District and Borough Councils and all those involved in Suffolk’s ‘Home But Not Alone’ initiative, to help fight the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable people in the county.
The money raised will provide much needed financial support for community groups and charities who are responding to the Coronavirus emergency in Suffolk, helping them to deliver services that will ensure the health and well being of vulnerable local people are maintained. Local charities, community groups and neighbourhood schemes are facing overwhelming levels of demand and it is impossible for all their voices to be heard at this time. Giving a gift centrally to this appeal enables those pledging their financial support to really make a difference where help is most needed.
Another fundraiser just launched by Suffolk Community Foundation, supporting vulnerable young people in Suffolk, is the #Gimme5 Challenge . Replacing this year’s cancelled Suffolk Dog Day event, which was due to take place at Helmingham Hall next month, it’s hoped that the ‘Paw Power’ of 1000s of Suffolks dogs will be harnessed as a fight back fundraiser in aid of Suffolk young people’s charities.
Anyone can get involved – it’s a simple idea which asks people to do a 5K walk with their four–legged friend (it doesn’t have to be done all in one go!) and then make a donation of £5 on the Just Giving page, then tag 5 friends on social media to do the same. #Gimme5 will be great for the mental and physical health of everyone involved and the money raised will help support charities working with vulnerable Suffolk young people.
Please support these appeals by donating to them if you are able, or sharing information about them, to help Suffolk charities like ourselves help Suffolk folk to rebuild their lives after lockdown.