Thank you to all our Charity of the Year partners 2023

by Suffolk Mind Team | 03 Nov 2023

Suffolk Mind would like to say a big thank you to all of our Charity of the Year 2023 partners, as well as our key corporate supporters.

From community groups to national corporates, you’ve all played a huge part in raising money to support mental health here in Suffolk.

So, in alphabetical order, thank you to:



  • Amber River East Anglia

Supported us with a family fun day, a large donation, and by pledging to our 2023 Big Give

  • Axter

Helped set up a substantial scheme to support mental health training for schools on the Shotley Peninsula

  • Bad Shirt Company

Collaborated with us on a fundraising product and donated percentage of each shirt sold

  • Barker Gotelee

Sponsored our annual Fire Walk and have pledged towards our 2023 Big Give

  • Barr Personnel

Donated a host of sporting memorabilia for auction, and have recently branded their company car to include our logo


Supported us with a golf day and a charity gala

  • Combat2Coffee

Collaborated with us, along with ITFC foundation, on the fabulous I’ve Bean Better campaign

  • Credo Asset Finance

Held a fundraising cake off and have shared our events with their team

  • Eastern Blues

Supported us this year as part of their 3-yearly fundraiser, a marathon walk

  • George Baker Shipping

Sponsored our annual Fire Walk and took part

  • GLO

Sponsored our first annual charity gala and have supported us with other events

  • High Lodge Leisure Ltd

Supported us at their annual memorial shoot

  • Highway Assurance and Barham Lakes

Climbed mountains (three of them, in fact) to support us

  • Honey + Harvey

Helped us in so many ways, including two team members joining our 2023 Ipswich Half Marathon team

  • Hunnaball (Suffolk)

Raised funds for both Suffolk Mind and Mid & North East Essex Mind along with their Essex counterparts

  • Ipswich Haven Marina

Supported us with a fun day and collection

  • John Grose

Supported us through an ‘Autotrader’ award and through their annual quiz nights

  • John Lewis, Ipswich

Provided space in their foyer for charitable collections

  • Kings Head, Hadleigh

Arranged a charity auction with Barr Personnel which raised over £5,000

  • Knowles Fleet

Organised activities throughout the year, including a bake sale

  • MAD-HR

Sponsored our 2023 Gala

Supported us through ‘sporting lunches’

  • Marshall Wolfe

Supported us with a cake sale

  • Matthew Douglas

Hosting a Christmas appeal to their customers later this year

  • Newton Green Golf Club

Continued to support us for a second year as their chosen charity

  • Onventure

Assisted with our Ipswich Half and contributed to our gala event

Supported us through a charity golf day

  • Paddy & Scott’s

Collaborated with us on not one but two fundraising products – donating a percentage of each item sold

  • Pitkin & Ruddock

Sponsored our 2023 Skydive and put forward 20 of their own team to take on the challenge

  • Pound Gates

Collected on behalf of Suffolk Mind at their Risky Business networking event

  • SeaYou Café

Held family fun days and walked the Orwell Challenge

  • SMART Garden Offices

Donated a fabulous garden room for our fundraising prize draw

  • StrategiQ

Sponsored our 2023 Gala

  • Suffolk Hideaways

Donated generously to our gala and took on the 2023 Ipswich Half Marathon

  • The Club (Ipswich)

Supported us with our Fire Walk and various other fundraising initiatives)

  • TMJ Interiors

Supported us in a variety of ways, including a Family Fun Day

  • Treatt

Headline sponsored our Gala and various other activities, such as 100 miles in May challenge

  • Unity Online

Supported us in many ways – from cooking pancakes to taking part in our Skydive

  • University of Suffolk Rag Society

Now embarking on their fundraising

  • Wheatsheaf, Tattingstone

Conclude two years of fundraising this Christmas, with too many challenges/events to mention!

Could you make Suffolk Mind your Charity of the Year 2024?

Choosing us as your Charity of the Year (or COTY, as we say for short), has a number of benefits, from bringing your team together, to demonstrating your Corporate Social Responsibility.

Julie Long, our Fundraising Manager, shares her top five benefits of making Suffolk Mind your COTY:

  1. Suffolk Mind is independent
    Although we are affiliated with national Mind, we don’t receive any funding from them. So, we are reliant on our own fundraising income, including from our COTY partners.
  2. All the money we raise stays in Suffolk
    As we are independent, our services are tailored to support people across Suffolk. So, all the income we generate, including from our COTY partners, goes directly towards supporting mental health in our county.
  3. We support people across the Mental Health Continuum
    Our services support every level of wellbeing. Not only do we help those who are experiencing mental ill-health, we also raise awareness of mental health through our Resources hub, our training for schools, and our workplace wellbeing brand The Mental Health Toolkit
  4. Fundraising is good for you!
    Supporting a charity can help you meet several of your Emotional Needs, including community, meaning and purpose, attention and achievement. By meeting your needs in this way, you can improve your own mental health.
  5. We say ‘thank you’
    Suffolk Mind take care to thank all of our supporters. This includes showcasing our fundraisers on social media, giving them a dedicated space on our website, and thanking COTY partners through our training packages.

Feeling inspired?

If you’d like to choose Suffolk Mind as your Charity of the Year 2024, please get in touch with our Fundraising team.

You can also set up a Corporate Giving page on our website. If you do, our team will be in contact with you soon to help you make the most of your fundraising efforts.

Finally, thank you again to everyone who has supported us in 2023!

by Suffolk Mind Team
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