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2023: A Right Royal Help Out

2023: A Right Royal Help Out

Everywhere we turn at the moment is red white and blue with a plethora of Coronation memorabilia and decorations donning the streets as well as in our shops.

We don’t want to get left behind, but rather than focusing specifically on Coronation Day and the national Big Help Out campaign to encourage volunteering, we’ve decided in true CTEA form to “do our own thing”!  So thanks to King Charles, we are launching 2023 for 2023, an opportunity for you to pledge your time throughout 2023, with the aim of reaching the grand total of 2023 volunteering hours donated from our incredible volunteer army.

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Meet our new Operations Manager

Meet our new Operations Manager

Hello! I am delighted to have joined CTEA as Operations Manager in January 2023.  It means a great deal to me to be going to work in an organisation that truly believes in the power and strength of local community and in empowering people within their own communities.

Just a little about myself…. I would like to be thought of as a kind and compassionate person who tries to always be helpful to others. I always try to put my team first and shepherd people together, showing positive leadership to create a team not a collection of individuals.

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The Start of a New Year…

The Start of a New Year…

How the time flies!

With Christmas and New Year festivities now behind us, it’s time for the Communities Together East Anglia team to forge ahead with some exciting plans, developments and most importantly continuing to support people at a community level across Suffolk to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

We also have some anniversaries – two of our amazing team are celebrating their two year anniversary with the charity in January, and we also welcome Colin Baldwin to our merry band – Colin has joined us from Suffolk County Council and is our new Operations Manager – so you can expect to hear and see Colin when we are out and about in communities over the next few months!

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Cuppa & Chat

Cuppa & Chat

Having piloted a successful later life community engagement programme in some areas of East Suffolk, over the last twelve months, we are delighted to announce that until the end of March 2023, we will be working with East Suffolk Council to deliver Cuppa & Chat –...

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Wise Up For Winter

Wise Up For Winter

Winter!  Yes, seriously – with less than 100 days until Christmas (yes, I said it!), and a significant drop in temperature over the last few days, we sadly need to start thinking about the winter months and the challenges that it is undoubtedly going to bring to...

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A word from our Chief Executive

A word from our Chief Executive

And we’re live!  After 21 months of changes (and I don’t just mean COVID), I am delighted to welcome you to our new and shiny website – and our new name for our amazing charity. Our former “name”, BSEVC has given us a great legacy and the opportunity to grow and...

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