Our Silver Awards are drawing to an end with 22 of our 25 good causes being supported so far. In October, we are delighted to have helped; Ipswich CaRes, British Heart Foundation and Suffolk Lowland Search & Rescue.
Ipswich CaRes (Cancer Research) part of the Ipswich Hospital charity and dedicated to bringing the benefit of breakthrough research in systemic anti-cancer treament and cutting edge research in radiotherapy, to benefit the local population in Suffolk. Ipswich CaRes, working through Ipswich Hospital, is part of national and international research networks undertaking pioneering clinical cancer research.
Ipswich CaRes was nominated by Strident engineer, Ben Jones. "Much of my family and my friends' families have been wiped out by cancer of various regions of the body."
British Heart Foundation fund research to beat the world's biggest killers. They fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them such as heart diseases, strokes, vascular dementia and diabetes.
The foundation has been nominated by Luke Millar, a senior engineer at Strident, whose Stepdad died from heart failure. Luke has spent the past three years raising as much money as possible for them.
Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR) is a member unit of the UK's Lowland Rescue service. Alongside Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, the RNLI and Volunteer Coastguard, they form the backbone of specialist help for the emergency services when anyone is in need of assistance. Lowland Rescue teams specialise in finding missing people using foot-teams and dog-teams, often over large areas of wilderness and without knowing where the person is to begin with.
Nominated by John Wright, who was a volunteer between 2004 and 2015, they are celebrating their 20 year anniversary this year. The money will go towards their new HQ project they are setting up in Woolpit.
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