Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

Ipswich: Charity helping sex abuse survivors is on hunt for new trustees

PUBLISHED: 12:58 19 November 2012

Survivors in Transition are looking for new trustees

Survivors in Transition are looking for new trustees

Archant

IPSWICH: New trustees are needed to help a charity providing support to people affected by childhood sexual abuse, as they expand.

Survivors in Transition (SiT) has seen demand for their services soar since revelations about disgraced TV and radio presenter Jimmy Savile hit the headlines.

The charity runs a drop-in centre for women and men offering advice, support and various therapies, as well as signposting to other services.

They are currently in the process of finding new premises and today are urging anyone who is interested in becoming a trustee to get in touch.

One of the founders, Fiona Ellis, told The Star: “Finding the right trustees is vital.

“Because we have grown so quickly, I am looking to restructure the charity so we can attract more funding and permanent staff.

“As we grow, we need a wider range of expertise to help represent our users in the most effective way.

“Recently we have needed a lot of legal advice so someone with a legal background would be invaluable. As would people who can help with financial and funding advice.

“All you need is a passion for what we are doing.”

Ms Ellis said the team are also looking for volunteers to help with funding bids and administration.

n To seek help from SiT call 07765 052282 or e-mail info@survivorsintransition.co.uk

n Visit www.survivorsintransition.co.uk to find out more about the charity’s work.

n The drop-in centre – the Linden Room, Willows Children’s Centre, Magdalene Close, Ipswich – is open on Wednesdays between noon and 2pm.

0 comments

A drunk motorist who drove at speeds of up to 110mph during a police chase on Suffolk roads has been jailed for 16 months.

A series of celebrations marking the achievements of Suffolk’s “most famous daughter” is being held around the centenary of her death.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) thank support from generous communities and corporate organisations across Suffolk.

More than 100 creative computing pupils put their digital skills to the test today at the UK finals of the CoSpace competition in Martlesham.

Caravans have pitched up on land in Martlesham Heath, near Adastral Park, today.

People living along a 183km stretch of Suffolk roads will witness the world’s greatest cyclists race past their doorsteps during Britain’s “premier” road event, which for the first time features a stage hosted entirely within the county.

Former Ipswich Town stars Matt Holland and Russell Osman captained the teams in the annual ITFC Legends charity match, held at Bury Town’s Ram Meadow stadium on Sunday.

A planning inquiry into proposals to build 300 homes in Kesgrave has stalled after it was ruled that a key report on housing needs in Suffolk was needed for a fair decision to be made.

Hospitals across the region have been dealt extra funding to cope with pressure on emergency wards over the winter months.

An intrepid Ipswich man will drive more than 10,000 miles through rough terrain in a clapped-out banger this summer as he attempts one of the world’s most gruelling motoring events.

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24