Charity raises nearly £800,000

A SUFFOLK charity has revealed it raised nearly £800,000 to help boost local projects in the county in 2008.The figures released by The Suffolk Foundation reveal local people are continuing to support local good causes and give something back to their community despite the credit crunch.

A SUFFOLK charity has revealed it raised nearly £800,000 to help boost local projects in the county in 2008.

The figures released by The Suffolk Foundation reveal local people are continuing to support local good causes and give something back to their community despite the credit crunch.

In the last year people in Suffolk have donated a total of £780,000 to worthy schemes.

Chief Executive Stephen Singleton said: “The donations we've received and channelled into more than 100 projects in the county during the past year total an impressive £780,000: this is a fantastic Christmas present for the people of Suffolk.


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“The donations managed by our Foundation are making a huge difference in the area. The projects we fund are all about local people helping each other - not just at Christmas but all year round.”

Orwell Panthers Athletic Club, established to enable disabled people to take part in challenging sports activities, were given £1500 so they can secure a venue for next year's “mini games” a competitive sporting challenge with a view to reaching Olympic standards.

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For further information about contributing to causes that help Suffolk people across the county contact Judi Newman, Development Director, The Suffolk Foundation, on 01473 734126.

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