CHARITIES WE SUPPORT:
With the help of a range of local businesses, we have been able to raise money for some local charities. These businesses support us by donating fantastic prizes, including vouchers and products, for us to raffle.
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Suffolk Community Foundation provide funding for local community projects and aid the direction of local charity funds. In recent years, they have helped fund the local skate park in Bildeston, amongst other projects. "Suffolk Community Foundation is one of 48 Community Foundations in the UK. Collectively they are the fastest growing UK-wide funders of local charities and voluntary organisations. They represent the only way for local people to give right to the heart of their communities wherever they live across Britain. They address the widest possible range of issues and intervene in the hardest to reach communities. In this respect community foundations offer a compelling message and fulfil a vital role."
"Murder at the Manor" was performed on two sell out evenings in June 2013 where our raffle raised £355 for the Suffolk Community Foundation.
"Murder at the Manor: The Wilderness Years" was performed across four sell out evenings in July 2014. Once again, our raffles allowed us to raise money for the Suffolk Community Foundation - an amazing total of £978.
Six Acre Productions then donated some of their profits to round the total up to £1000.
In September 2015, "Make Do and Mend", a murder mystery show written by Tom Hitchcock, saw the packed out audiences across the four nights collectively raise £816 for The Suffolk Community Foundation.
"A midSemer night's dream" a murder mystery show written by Tom Hitchcock , raised £765 collectively across four shows for The Suffolk Community Foundation in July 2016
"Sherlock Holmes in The Seven Wooden Figurines" a murder mystery written by Tom Hitchcock raised £780 collectively across four shows for The Suffolk Community Foundation in July 2017
"Murder on the Semer Express" a murder mystery written by Tom Hitchcock raised £550 collectively across four shows for The Suffolk Community Foundation in September 2018
"Suffolk Mind is a registered charity (1003061) and is also a company limited by guarantee (2611510).
The origins of the charity go back to 1973 when the first housing project to support people who had mental health issues opened in Ipswich.
Suffolk Mind has a formal constitution and is governed by an unpaid Board of Trustees with day to day management delegated to a CEO. The trustees are responsible for the governance of the organisation, the delivery of safe and high quality services, and keeping financial accounts and safeguarding the assets of the charity.
Suffolk Mind is affiliated to the national charity Mind, and is known as a local Mind, delivering services to reflect the needs of people in Suffolk."
As a result of "Murder at the Manor: The Wilderness Years" being another sell out production, Six Acre Productions decided to donate £200 of their profits to Suffolk Mind.
"The Porch Project engages with local young people between the ages of 11 and 20 years. The project was started in 2009 by the Very Reverend Martin Thrower, who is the Dean of Hadleigh.
Instead of asking them to move, he invited them into the church and offered them somewhere safe they could regularly meet and socialise and so the Porch Project was born.
The Porch Project aims to support young people’s: physical, mental, social, spiritual and educational well-being. We don’t work in isolation, our youth workers and mentors work closely with a range of partner organisations and agencies to provide joined up and integrated support if and when young people need it.
The project currently engages with over 450 young people in Hadleigh and the surrounding areas through its social activities, learning and support programmes, school visits and street work."
We are pleased to announce a total of £313 raised for the Porch Project across our two performances of "Theft", May 2015.
We are Pleased to announce a total of £333 raised for the Porch Project across our three performances of "Funny Money" September 2016
We are pleased to announce a total of £320 raised for the Porch Project across our three performances of "Post Horn Gallop" October 2017
We are pleased to announce a total of £300 raised for the Porch Project across our three performances of "Run for your Wife" June 2018
We are pleased to announce a total of £327.01 raised for the Porch Project accross our three performances of "Shut your eyes and think of England" June 2019