Our local involvement in Suffolk

Our local involvement in Suffolk

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We have a strong corporate strategy that means we are here for the local community. 

Our commitment to the local area goes beyond providing a legal service for individuals and businesses in and around Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Melton and includes helping community groups and charities in Ipswich and Suffolk. Our lawyers have a range of expertise and take this community responsibility home with them because their families, friends and clients all benefit from it.

We contribute by offering our skills to community groups, charities and schools in our spare time. We also run many fundraising and sponsorship events. You will find an updated list on our Facebook page 

Regular commitment to the local community include our Lawyers and staff actively taking time out to help organisations and charities:

MARTIN WHITWORTH

Trustee – Ipswich Furniture Project

 

Guardian – Foyer for Ipswich

Supporting young single homeless people aged 16-25 with low support needs and a local connection to Ipswich.

HUGH ROWLAND

Director/ Trustee – Ipswich & District Citizens Advice Bureau Ltd

Ipswich CAB offers general advice, information and representation to all in the Ipswich area.  CAB offers casework/specialist advice on Money Advice.

Trustee – Bridgett Collet Educational Foundation

A charity providing grants for the education of young people in the civil parishes of Akenham, Henley, Tuddenham St. Martin, and Witnesham, and the ecclesiastical parish of St. Mary Magdalene Westerfield.

Member – Ipswich Hospital Band

The Ipswich Hospital Band and St Peter’s Band mainly accepts bookings for concerts in aid of health-related charities and other similar worthy causes.

PETER CRIX

Trustee – Hadleigh and Boxford Medical Practice Charitable Trust

Set up to receive donations from patients of the Medical Practice, its main purpose is to help and improve patient care. Trust funds are only used to purchase equipment that would not normally be purchased by the Practice and all purchases are agreed by the external committee.

 ANDREW WEST

Committee Member – L’Arche

Set up in Ipswich in 2006, for people with and without learning disabilities to share life together.

HELEN STUART

Councillor – Snape Parish Council

Associate Governor – Snape Primary School

BRIAN MORRON

Trustee/Chairman – Suffolk Book League

The Suffolk Book League promotes the pleasures of reading by bringing popular and distinguished writers to speak in Ipswich and the surrounding area as well as supporting a wide range of literary-related community projects.

Governor – Thomas Mills High School

Trustee – Arts Framlingham

Charitable Trust established to promote cultural activities within the market town of Framlingham and the immediate area.

MAX HARNDEN

Board member – Inspire Suffolk

The charity uses a variety of sports to inspire, educate and motivate the young people in Suffolk.

Trustee – Orwell Multiple Academy Trust

Chairman – First Business Club

An Ipswich-based network of business people and professionals.

TIM HUMPAGE

Trustee/Board Member – Ipswich Headway

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Governor – Guildhall Feoffment Primary School

IVANA RADOVIC

Honary Secretary – SNELS

Secretary – Resolution Ipswich

RHONDA PRYKE

Management Committee Member – Riding for Disabled Hollesley Bay Branch

Horse riding for adults and children with physical and/or learning disabilities.

PETRA SHARP

Trustee – Iceni Ipswich

Working in the heart of Ipswich to provide support to both individuals with addiction and to their families.

MARIE ALLEN

Committee member – Colne Valley Riding Club

NADIA BOLTON

Volunteer – Ipswich Winter Night Shelter

 KAY BAKER

Member – Hadleigh Rotary Club

Rotary is a networking organisation of both genders who volunteer their time and talents to help their communities at home and overseas.

LAURA GRAY

School Governor – St. Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester

 JANE FOWLES

TrusteePorch Project

The Porch Project started in 2009 to engage with local young people between the ages of 11 and 20 years and aims to support young people’s physical, mental, social, spiritual and educational well-being.

KARINA HOLLAND

Trustee – Got to Read

Got to read provides training and support to volunteers to give one-to-one support to help adults with their own personal reading goals, whether that is building on what they can do already, or starting right from the beginning.

STEVAN STRATTON

Volunteer at the Ipswich Soup Kitchen

Ipswich Soup kitchen was formed in 1992 by Central Churches Together. Different groups go to the town each night, providing food, soup, coffee and teas to the homeless and needy of the town.

KEITH BENNETT

Volunteer – Suffolk Army Cadet Force

SAREENA CURTIS

Volunteer – The Cinnamon Trust 

A charity which helps elderly people with their pets.

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Testimonials

"Clarity and speed. A refreshing absence of legal jargon and gobblodygook!"

- PS

"The down to earth manner of the solicitors."

- GN

"Not too formal - felt like a chat with a friend."

- JG

"As your entire service was excellent, it is not possible to single out anything special to mention."

- AH

"A big firm with a local touch!"

- RG

"Great service, never made things complicated!"

- JW

"Warm friendly service with clear responses to all my questions."

- BF

"Mr Rowland was sincere, approachable, understanding and professional throughout."

- GD

"Personal, prompt, caring and communication by email was excellent."

- Anonymous

"Feeling at ease knowing that they were putting my best interests first."

- Anonymous