FESTIVAL TAKES ON FAMILY FOCUS, THANKS TO FUNDRAISING LINK
- Home-Start in Suffolk Pleased to be Announced as Beneficiary -
WHAT if you could enjoy one of Suffolk’s long awaited weekend festivals, catch some summer tunes, taste some East Anglian tipples – and do your bit for a critical community charity too?
Home-Start in Suffolk is delighted to announce that we’ve been confirmed as the partner charity for the forthcoming Saints Maritime Beer & Cider Festival in Ipswich.
Not only will the organisers – Beer&Co – kindly be making us the beneficiary of all fundraising during the three-day event this August, but we’ll be on hand to tell you everything you need to know about volunteering for us.n
This major summer festival, which opens from midday on Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August, is expected to see thousands descend on Ipswich waterfront – many of whom will be unaware of the potential role they could play as a volunteer for us.
The timing of the event is particularly significant for Home-Start in Suffolk, as it will be one of the first major occasions at which our new ‘county-wide’ brand will be in evidence.
Ella Collard, Fundraising Co-ordinator, said: “The festival is all set to be a really busy three-day social occasion, and for us, this makes for a great opportunity to emphasise direct to the people of Suffolk what it is we do for families – and how they could get involved.
“We’re relentless in our project delivery across the county, helping to befriend and support families at a time they really need support. It means we’re always seeking to recruit new volunteers who can give up as little as a few hours a week.
“Our team will be on the Waterfront throughout the three days and would be really pleased to share details with people about how they can contribute time, funds, or just general commitment to raising awareness within their social circuit about what we do.”
This is the second Summer Festival at St Peters by The Waterfront and organiser Greg Cooper said: “We are very pleased to have Home-Start in Suffolk as our beneficiary charity. They make such a difference to so many families – from all walks of life – so we’re glad that our event will help spread the word.”
For more information about the event, go to: www.beerandco.uk for news of the festival drinks list and music announcements + info about additional Festivals planned for 2017.