An annual golf day hosted by Ipswich-based structural engineering business Superstructures has raised £2,400 for the Talitha Koum charity based in Witnesham.
The charity, which opened its purpose-built accommodation at the Hope Centre three years ago, provides supported housing for women who, because of life events, trauma and other challenges, need support and opportunities to make personal changes.
To date, 27 women have stayed at the accommodation, which is set on a two-acre rural site at Wash Lane in the Suffolk village. Residents benefit from one-to-one support, and access to professional services, as well as enrolment into recreational, leisure and educational opportunities; all of which help to address historic or current issues and allow them to consider changes and options as they rest, recover, and decide on the direction best for them as individuals.
The golf day, which took place at Fynn Valley Golf Club, was well attended and saw 18 teams representing the local business community take part.
Superstructures Managing Director, James Potter and Director, Mark Hayward, presented the cheque to Gill Dean, Director at Talitha Koum who said:
“The journey began 15 years ago with a vision, which then became a mission, and is now a much-needed service to support women whose lives have been harmed as a result of life events.
“We are now embarking on our next phase, to expand so we can offer more supported housing for women who are vulnerable, by extending and developing our services here in Witnesham. This new building will be on the site of the old farm barn we are standing in front of in the photograph and will be used to facilitate additional amenities.
“We are delighted and extremely grateful to Superstructures and the golfing competitors who attended the splendid annual event they laid on at Fynn Valley Golf Club to raise these much-needed funds for our charity.”
Talitha Koum is looking for companies or individuals that may be able to support them with the new building. So, if you think you can help please get in touch at www.talithakoum.org.uk