There are many reasons people may struggle with homelessness, from a lack of affordable housing to debt and unforeseen life events. Others may feel unsafe in their home through the threat of domestic violence.
Our mission 174 years ago was to build and allocate safe homes throughout the county. We still believe that everyone has a right to a safe home today. That’s why we are running our Safe Homes for Suffolk campaign until 2025.
The Society’s profits will provide much-needed funding for Ipswich Housing Action Group (ihAg) and Emmaus Suffolk, to help tackle the housing crisis. The Society also have a partnership with Lighthouse Women’s Aid. They support women impacted by domestic abuse and help with the provision of refuge housing.
We recently donated to two of these three charities.
Triathlon in support of ihAg
Our Marketing Manager, Wendy Quantrill, completed the Felixstowe Triathlon Super Sprint for ihAg. This included a 300-metre swim, 20k cycle and 3k run, all for a good cause.
She raised £680 (and counting) which the Society are kindly match funding. With gift aid added it will be £1,500. The money raised will go towards hot breakfasts for people sleeping in tents in churchyards, shop doorways, and much more.
Donations to Wendy’s Local Giving page are now closed.
Wendy pictured presenting ihAg’s CEO Jools Ramsey-Palmer with the total raised.
Food box donation for Lighthouse
Lighthouse has been appealing for donations for their food and toiletry bank. This is to support their clients struggling with the cost of living. Our generous staff brought in items from home over the course of a few weeks.
We delivered the box to them on Thursday 13 July 2023. The items will be added to their food and toiletry bank to support vulnerable women and children in Suffolk.
Use the links below to learn more about these wonderful local charities.