5K's run 5K for £5K

We did it!

Saturday was the day of our fundraising event at Sizewell Parkrun.  It was a chilly and blustery morning in Sizewell but we didn't let that stop us!  And we were still smiling afterwards, all be it rather hot and sweaty!  A massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far.  We have now raised just over £4.6k, which is absolutely incredible and we are heading towards our target of £5k, which we thought would be impossible to reach.  Thank you to everyone who baked and bought cakes.  Also, thank you very much to everyone who joined us at Sizewell to cheer us on, your support was much appreciated.  If you haven't already, and would like to donate it's not too late, our Just Giving page is still open.  Thanks again to everyone who has supported us.



Biscuit Fun at Sunday Funday

Thanks Herrco!

A big thank you to Herrco for selling biscuits to raise funds for Halesworth Volunteers at the Ink Sunday FunDay!


5 Ks for £5K

Karen K has always wanted to do a parkrun. Kingsley said he could help... Then Kay and Karen said they wanted to run too. So the 5 Ks were born...

Kingsley, Karens and Kay have been supporting Halesworth Volunteers for years so what better Charity to raise funds for.

Halesworth Volunteers supports people in Halesworth and the surrounding rural communities with a range of services including befriending, a community car service, social events and activities. We also run the Halesworth Community Larder.

Our Car Service gets people who can no longer travel independently out and about. Isolation Busters, our befriending programme, supports people who are isolated by hosting events, trips out and making endless cups of tea.

Once a month we 'spring' Maudie from her Care home so she can join us for a community lunch. She meets ladies she was at school with and has a rare old time.

The Halesworth Community Larder is for everyone. A special place where you can get help and support and food and household staples if you are struggling.

Everything Halesworth Volunteers does is designed to make lives better. Everything we do is powered by the dedication and commitment of our volunteers.

Click here to donate via JustGiving

Halesworth Community Larder

The Community Larder is open as usual on Saturday and Monday over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Saturday 30th March - 10.00am - 11.30am

Monday 1st April - 10.00am - 11.30am

The Queens's Award for Voluntary Services - A Halesworth Celebration

On 9th December 2022, we were honored to receive the Queen's Award for Volunteering.

Many of us had a tear in the eye when we finally received our Queen's Award and a beautiful certificate signed by Her Majesty the Queen.  Clare, Countess of Euston, our Lord-Lieutenant gave a very moving address, reminding us of the amazing service of our late Queen Elizabeth, but also explaining that this is a very personal Award and the Queen would have taken time to find out about the work of our fantastic volunteers.

This award recognizes the amazing contribution our volunteers have made to the community.

It was wonderful to see so many of our volunteers, old and new at our celebration.  As well as trustees, service users and representatives from other local groups and organizations.

Thank you to Reverend Dominic Doble and St Mary's Church for hosting such a lovely event.



The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Halesworth Volunteers has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022. This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

The Queens Award for Volunteering does not just recognise Halesworth Volunteers and the community's extraordinary response to the pandemic but the work that's been done by Halesworth Volunteers for nearly 40 years reaching out to vulnerable people, making their lives better.

Karen Austin, Chair of Halesworth Volunteers said 'We cannot describe how honoured we are by this Award, and in the Jubilee year too. It is fantastic to have the national recognition that this award brings. It is testament to our fantastic volunteers and staff and the way that all the local groups in Halesworth and beyond worked together during the Covid 19 pandemic. Groups like HACT and the Pear Tree Centre and our Town and Parish Councils and Churches have shown how much we can achieve when we work together.'

Emma Healey, Director of Haleworth Volunteers said 'This amazing award recognises our much-loved Community Car Service that has operated for nearly 40 years getting people who cannot travel independently to their important social and medical appointments. It also recognises the work we do
supporting isolated and lonely people through our Isolation Busters Programme. New projects like the Halesworth Community Larder that developed during the Pandemic show how we can meet new challenges and reach out to people who have not used our services before. Everything we do is powered by the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. This is very much their award. Together we really can make lives better.'

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