Archant Future 50 member MAD-HR helps to raise over £1,600 for two local charities

MAD-HR sponsored the Prestige Dinner on September 19th at Trinity Park, hosted and organised by the talented team from the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

Keynote speaker and award-winning broadcaster, Ben Fogle gave an inspirational talk on aiming high, planning carefully and coping with setbacks. As part of their sponsorship, MAD-HR chose to offer a donation to two Suffolk charities. The Elmer Fund, part of the St Elizabeth Hospice and ActivGardens which is a part of ActivLives, as these are both key charities that are committed to aiding the physical and mental wellbeing of local residents.

Guests were given the choice of which charity they would like their share of the donation to go towards and were also given the opportunity to donate any spare change they had. This topped up the fundraising total to £1,610.

Carole Burman from MAD-HR said: “We were delighted to join with the Suffolk Chamber to use the annual Prestige Dinner to support two local charities that have such a positive impact on the community. We are grateful to those attendees who added to our own donation to help make a difference.”


On 3rd October 2019, MAD-HR Director Charlotte Bate attended the ActivLives AGM to present them with their portion of the funds raised at the Prestige Dinner to the ActivGardens project. ActivLives is a charity which operates across Suffolk to help people in local communities to combat loneliness.  Their ActivGardens project encourages people to get outside in order to improve their health and mental wellbeing, which we now know is a focal point in helping to combat depression and isolation.

Carole was delighted to present Norman Lloyd, the Campaign Manager for the Elmer Parade with a cheque for £805 last week. This year’s campaign has now ended, and the herd of elephants have all found new homes following last week’s auction.  The final amount raised totalled well over £262,000 – enough to provide care for an entire week at St Elizabeth’s Hospice.

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