Between October 2013 and October 2014 we worked alongside BBC Radio Suffolk and the East Anglian Daily Times on our ‘8 days a week’ charity Appeal
Together with the people of Suffolk we raised £254,551.47 which has enabled us to buy and kit out our ‘carers bus’ which has started to tour Suffolk bringing the services that Suffolk Family Carers offers to the doorstep of families across the County.
Throughout the appeal year, we shared a variety of information from real life Family Carer stories to interviews from our staff and our volunteers and gained local support from businesses. We provided a variety of advice and guidance from some of our professional partners and information about support of other services that can help improve Family Carers lives.
Why a Carers bus?
We chose to raise money for a Carers bus to make our services available to more Family Carers in need of support across our County. Often, Family Carers are not able to visit our base in Claydon and so, by making a mobile bus, Suffolk Family Carers can move its services to those who really need them.
A huge thank you to everyone who got involved in our appeal and helped us meet our target! The Carers Bus is already out in the county making a difference to the lives of so many Family Carers of all ages.
To see where the bus is going next or for details on booking the bus to come to you, please click here
To see the range of different events and activites we ran throughout the year, please click here