On March 18, 2020, the UK government announced a nationwide shutdown of all UK schools, colleges and nurseries. Asides from a priority group of children of key workers and those from vulnerable backgrounds who continued to attend school in social bubbles, all school children were sent home until further notice, with just two days’ warning.
Jo Reeder, head of fundraising and marketing at Age UK Suffolk is a true Suffolk girl, having had a career predominately in local media, before entering the charity sector. As we experience another week of COVID-19 lockdown, Age UK Suffolk has had to quickly adapt its core services. This very special charity is represented throughout our region and is committed to improving the lives of older people – something that is nevermore important. Jo and the Age UK Suffolk charity are continuing to give vital help, including emergency shopping during this desperate time of need. She has seen a 40% increase in the charity’s befriending scheme and the same increase in their information and advice service. Here she talks to Gina Long MBE
Meet the inspirational sisters behind the elegant country clothing global fashion brands, based here in East Anglia, whose designs are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. As entrepreneurs they have seen the power of working together and sharing the same passion and goals to help them achieve success.