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Chief Executives November Blog

IN CELEBRATION OF OUR BEACON BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT SUFFOLK Within a short walk from your front door, chances are, there’s an asset which is playing a pivotal cradle-to-grave role in community life. It’s been the setting for clubs, hubs, parties, political polls, and so much more – and yet so often we overlook its powerful contribution,

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Chief Executive’s October Blog

Chief Executive Blog – October 2019 Lasting Impact for Suffolk’s Charities? It’s all about ‘Conscious Coupling’ What jumps to mind for you, when you consider the idea of ‘corporate support’?  Are you someone who views this as a company carrying out fundraising on behalf of a particular charity?  Perhaps you think it to be more

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Chief Executive’s September Blog

Rural Life and the Frightening Reality of Domestic Abuse Having started my professional life in the police, I’m not at all naive to the reality of domestic abuse throughout this country. Sadly, it’s an issue which is very much alive and well, in homes of wealth, ones experiencing hardship, those in urban locations, and, significantly,

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Chief Executive’s August Blog

  What if Suffolk Became the UK’s Leading Light on Volunteering? Whenever I’m travelling around the county, meeting with businesses, schools, community groups and families, I’m reminded just how much the perception of ‘volunteering’ varies. For some, it immediately brings to mind the image of a person sifting through second-hand items in a charity shop,

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Chief Executive’s July Blog

Are we doing enough for young people in Suffolk? We’re only just inside the start of the school summer holidays, but how many families across Suffolk have already heard the cry of ‘we’re bored…there’s nothing for us to do’? Keeping children entertained, learning, socialising and happy – in a safe environment – of course isn’t

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Chief Executive – June Blog

Chris on Unsung Heroes I recently had the great pleasure of being involved in the first awarding of the Suffolk medal. Three individuals – Terry Hunt, Rev Canon Sally Fogden, and Richard Martineau – all became the inaugural winners. As I took part in this celebration and listened to the speeches outlining the impressive contributions

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Chief Executive’s May Blog

I am proud of so many initiatives which Community Action Suffolk is feeding into, influencing, and bringing a voice to, on a local and national stage. One area which is particularly important at the moment, is the topic of ‘rural economy’, and how we might be able to ‘rural proof’ our future in this region.

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Chief Executive’s April Blog

There probably aren’t many Charity CEO’s and heads of fundraising, or business development leads at social enterprises, who sat in their careers advice session at school and named that role as their dream option. That’s not to say that these roles aren’t great to be in; that they aren’t rewarding, fulfilling and satisfying on so

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