Corporate Supporters of the Trust
Did you know? Since the launch of our charity over ten years ago we have helped over half a million people across Suffolk........ Since 1995 we’ve been making a positive impact on the lives of many thousands of people in our community.
As a charity we rely solely on public support, donations, corporate support, grants and funding. It costs approximately £1 million to run the charity each year. We are an independent charity and, as a result, are required to source our own funding. All forms of support and every donation to our charity are crucial in aiding us to continue with our good work across the county. Support from the general public is vital to our continuing success
We have a wide range of existing opportunities for local companies, large or small to promote their products and services, we are able to offer individual packages designed just for you!
There are so many ways in which you can become involved. If you are able to support us then we would like to hear from you.
Your company could make a real difference to help us create, happier, better educated and healthier human beings.
Help us to reduce, anti-social behavior, crime, stress and pressure on the NHS.
Meet our corporate supporters who have already become involved in helping Inspire Suffolk to make a difference:
“As a company we look to support those charities who benefit the youth of today as much as possible, Inspire Suffolk came out top of our list as they represent several of the things we stand for.” “It’s a great partnership as their values fit in very well with some of our core values which include activating self esteem and supporting the local community.”
The Body Shop’s philosophy is looking good stems directly from feeling good. Where legislation allows, they encourage Body Shop employees to learn new skills through their Learning is of Value to Everyone (LOVE) initiative. By funding a range of training courses, events and health treatments, they aim to enhance their staff's sense of wellbeing.
As a company they also firmly believe that another way to feel good is by doing good. It's one of the reasons they have a global volunteering policy for all Body Shop staff, offering a minimum of three paid volunteering days a year. The Body Shop in Tavern Street Ipswich have jumped at this chance to make a difference, working with Inspire Suffolk both fundraising and volunteering for our various projects working with the young people of Suffolk.
Their support is crucial in helping us to raise much needed funds and we are delighted to be the Body Shop’s chosen charity. The Body Shop have pledged to help us, not only with fundraising, but also with promotional activities and volunteering too.
"CSD is pleased to be a partner of Inspire Suffolk. The support that we have been able to give to Inspire Suffolk has been largely due to our people getting involved in a number of fund raising activities resulting from our proactive partnership. We will continue to support Inspire Suffolk, where we can, and its mission to encourage, inspire and educate the young people of Suffolk."
Rosanne Wijnberg, CEO
Customer Service Direct (CSD), based in the heart of Ipswich, is a partnership between BT, Suffolk County Council and Mid Suffolk District Council. Its primary purpose is provide back office solutions for its partners in Payroll, Pensions, Human Resources, Schools and ICT and also provide first point of contact between council services and the citizens of Suffolk.
CSD, as our key corporate supporters, provide vital funding so that we can continue to encourage, inspire and educate the young people of Suffolk who are hard to reach and need an extra helping hand to take that next step towards their adult lives.
"Inspire Suffolk does so much unsung work, it really is much more than just a provider of football coaching courses. We recognise Inspire Suffolk as a vital charity within our local community and have been pleased to make vital donations throughout the last two years".
White Space is a full service marketing, design and PR agency based in Ipswich. We have just celebrated 10 years in business and during that time we've helped hundreds of local companies, both, large and small to communicate their messages clearly, concisely and creatively.
White Space have helped enormously to raise the profile of Inspire Suffolk by creating and helping us through a rebranding process with their ‘Yes we’re a charity’campaign. Not only that but the team at White Space continually put on activities to fundraise for us and we are eternally grateful to them all.
“The Ipswich Flyer supports the aims and objectives of Inspire Suffolk in giving people opportunities and creating chances”
The Ipswich Flyer is your local Free magazine covering Ipswich. The magazine is available through your door, to pick up or to view online at www.flyeronline.co.uk The Ipswich Flyer is one of a network of free monthly Flyer titles. The Flyer also offers print both lithographically and digitally from a simple business card or letter headed paper to company handbooks, magazines and everything in between. They also provide banners, personalised clothing, wide format prints, photo prints, vehicle graphics, shop front signage all at very competitive rates.
The Flyer magazines help to spread the word about all the good works being done by Inspire Suffolk each and every month, celebrating the successes of our young people and raising awareness of us both as a bona fide charity and also the individual appeals we need help with. For more information about The Flyer, their products or even if you are interested in starting your own Flyer magazine you can contact them on 01394 211 461 or 283 371.
We've been announced as Wild Tracks charity of the year - look out for plenty of exciting events soon to be announced.
WildTracks established their Charity of the Year in 2011. Their first charity was the Ormiston Children and Families' Trust, an Ipswich charity supporting vulnerable young people in East Anglia and last year it was Street Sports a charity providing free sport in our area. In their choice of charity they have elected to support a charity working in East Anglia and, if possible, dedicating most of their work towards the young. In making this choice WildTracks is recognising the resources at their disposal. They are a privately owned off road activity park able to offer local promotion and local fundraising.
Arabella Michell of Wild Tracks Offroad Activity Park explains why they have selected Inspire Suffolk as their Charity of the year. Inspire Suffolk - Wild Tracks
We are very pleased that The Angel Inn and the Anchor Inn have joined us as corporate supporters for Inspire Suffolk. Both of these destination dining restaurants have agreed to help us to fundraise by adding a 50p surcharge to their signature dishes at both The Angel Inn and also The Anchor. Not only that, they also have a small display telling customers about the work we do here at Inspire Suffolk helping young people both in Suffolk and in Africa and they have collection boxes for diners donations too.
The Angel Inn is a traditional Grade II 16th century Suffolk coaching inn with open fires, original brickwork and oak beams. It is a typical “Old English” country pub offering fantastic food in a stunning setting with six beautifully styled boutique bedrooms, all set in the heart of the pretty village of Stoke by Nayland and just a stone’s throw from the A12 so easily accessible from both Ipswich and Colchester.
The Anchor Inn is a traditional country inn and restaurant nestled in the Stour Valley, in the picturesque village of Nayland, perched on the banks of the River Stour giving diners a watery vista. The Anchor enjoys some stunning views across the river with its weeping willow and humped back bridge and the beautiful countryside that is fondly known as ‘Constable Country’ thanks to the famous works of artist, John Constable.
As on of our latest supporters The White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh are sponsoring one of our popular Holiday Soccer Camps. This will enable Inspire Suffolk to run the courses for FREE this summer in Aldeburgh, giving children in the local area an opportunity to take part in some summer football activities right on their own doorstep. For more information about our Holiday Camp in Aldeburgh call 0845 1369 333 or visit our website page.
The White Lion Hotel is situated on the beachfront in Aldeburgh, a quiet Suffolk seaside town renowned for its close association with culture, the Arts and a growing number of festivals.
Newly-refurbished in April 2011, the relaxed setting of this much loved Suffolk hotel offers peace and relaxation in stylish and cosseting surroundings. It's coastal location provides unrivalled sea views of Aldeburgh.
The bedrooms are cosy and relaxing, some with sea views as far as the eye can see. The vibrant setting of the Bar & Brasserie lends itself perfectly to morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and all day Sunday lunches. Head Chef Jason Shaw is passionate about creating imaginative menus using the abundance of fresh, local seasonal produce so readily available from the land and sea close to Aldeburgh.
For more information about the White Lion Hotel visit their website or call 01728 452720
We are so pleased to have LV= Ipswich joining Inspire Suffolk as one of our Corporate Supporters, with their very own committee dedicated to working with local charities and projects to help make a real difference in the local community, we are so delighted to be their chosen charity.
“As the UK’s largest friendly society and leading financial mutual, our ethos has always been about giving back to local communities. And with 17 offices employing 5,700 people around the country, we’ve put in place a network of Regional Community Committees to help us decide where help for local people is needed most.
Run by employees based at each office, these committees enable us to us to broaden our reach and benefit more local charities, good causes and projects and make a real difference to people who are most in need. Last year our committees helped to distribute £265,000 to more than 250 charitable causes, giving a direct benefit to the communities where our people live and work.
We’re delighted that our Ipswich committee have partnered with Inspire Suffolk and hope that with our support they will continue their valuable work in improving the lives of local youngsters through sport."
Samantha Preece, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, LV=
You may of noticed the Quiz night's that the Black Tiles have kindly hosted for us, helping us to raise funds for Inspire Suffolk on a regular basis, they have plenty of ideas and events still to come, so we are very pleased to have their support.
The Black Tiles provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and with it’s award winning garden, it has to be one of the best places to spend time with family and friends.
General manager Greig Barnes and head chef Adrian Carr formed The Black Tiles Pub Company and took over ownership in April 2011 and have built on the Pub’s good reputation by providing quality food and great service.
Greig had previously worked as the general manager for The Black Tiles as well as The Alex and Cafe Bencotto in Felixstowe. Adrian was the original head chef at The Alex when it opened in 2001.
They are dedicated to listening to their customers which has helped them to make some changes to the menu, particularly the lunchtime menu which offers smaller versions of the main menu favourites. More recently, they have invested in a stone pizza oven and prepare their own delicious pizzas to order.
The restaurant has a full menu of daily specials available every day with ingredients sourced by Adrian from local suppliers.
The Tiles regularly hosts live music and entertainment and is a great location to host your own parties and events.
Greig and Adrian took over their second pub, The Blythburgh White Hart, in October 2012 and are building up a great reputation for excellent service and food. This menu changes daily to make the most of the abundance of fresh local ingredients that is available, including game and fresh seafood.
If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Supporter or would like information on how to become one please contact Inspire Suffolk on 0845 1369 333