We recently agreed to support the Ipswich based charity Fresh Start – new beginnings.
Fresh Start – new beginnings help ensure that children and young people who are victims of sexual abuse/exploitation are provided with help, advice, guidance and therapeutic intervention to aid their recovery. We agreed to fund £2,000 from our Acorn Fund with Suffolk Community Foundation which will help support 5 children or young people from the Ipswich area who have been sexually abused.
Three members of our staff recently met with Diana Porter (Chief Executive) who set the charity up in October 2012. Some of the stories and statistics were hard hitting but overwhelmingly it was agreed the money had gone to a very worthwhile charity. Pictured in the photo attached with Diana is Shirley Mills (Charity Committee member) and Kerry Sayer (Client Service Advisor).