Silver Awards

Silver Awards - July 2018

In July our Silver Awards go to the following good causes; Layer Colts YFC, Suffolk Community Foundation and Ipswich Winter Night Shelter.

Silver Award for Layer Colts

Scott Stallan (left) handing over the cheque to one of the original founders, Andy Stallan.

Layer Colts YFC

Strident colleague, Scott Stallan, jumped out of a perfectly good plane from 15000ft in order to raise money for his local youth football club, Layer Colts YFC. "Layer Colts is very close to my heart as it's my local team and one that I have been involved with since I was 10 years old, hence the reason I have decided to take part in this.

"My dad and a few others founded Layer Colts in 2003 and I played in the first ever team for 7 years. I then went onto coach teams since I finished playing, coaching one particular team for 5 years," explains Scott. All funds will go to Layer Colts YFC to help fund end of season activities for the players.

Suffolk Community Foundation

Suffolk Dog Day is run by more than 100 volunteers with all proceeds going to help support the work of Suffolk Community Foundation. Over the past nine years Suffolk Dog Day has raised over £400,000 to make a real difference to those most in need in Suffolk. Suffolk Dog Day was due run on Sunday 29th July 2018 but has been cancelled due to animal health concerns in the current high temperatures.

Suffolk Dog Day is nominated by organiser and Strident customer, Richard Cooper. Suffolk Community Foundation acts as a hub and provides grants to help support local charities, voluntary and community groups who are helping disadvantaged people across Suffolk.

Silver Award for Suffolk Dog Day

Chris Joberns (right) presents the cheque to Richard Cooper.

Silver Award for Ipswich Winter Night Shelter

Ipswich Winter Night Shelter

The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter provides an overnight shelter during December to March. The Selig Trust, which operates Ipswich Winter Night Shelter, has been nominated by Strident customer, Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. as their nominated charity for 2018.

"The winter night shelter is supported by a number of churches, from whom many volunteers help supervise the centres. With our offices based in central Ipswich, we are aware of the challenges faced by the homeless, particularly those during the winter months, and we are delighted to support this much needed and invaluable work in whatever ways we are able," explains Gavin Stone, Director of Strategic Planning and Communications for Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.