Summer Fun Raises £2,000 For Suffolk Children

The sizzling summer weather in June helped Suffolk charity Just42 to raise £2,000 to support disadvantaged young people across Suffolk Coastal.

As the mercury hit the 90s, Suffolk residents turned out in force for the charity’s first events of an action-packed summer. June 9th saw the latest Just42 Golf Day at Seckford Golf Club, where participants enjoyed a round, golfing competitions and a barbecue under clear blue skies.

Two days later the charity hosted a cream tea and jazz afternoon at Looms Barn in Burgh, with attendees enjoying home-made scones, jam and clotted cream while soaking up the sun and listening to the strains of viola ensemble The C Strings.

The two events raised a total of £2,000 after expenses, all of which will be ploughed back into Just42’s work of providing social activities, mentoring, and sports programmes for disadvantaged young people living in the Suffolk Coastal District.

Caroline Rutherford, Charity Manager of Just42 said,

“You can never count on the British weather, but the sun was certainly smiling on our events this month.”The sunshine and hot weather was a big help making a couple of memorable days for our kind supporters, and bodes well for the rest of our planned summer activities.”

Just42 begins its summer activities programme for young people aged 11-16 in East Suffolk on July 24th. The charity is holding a whole variety of challenges, sports, crafts and activities, including courses in team building and leadership skills for young people. Just42 is also running a two-day sports-based event where youngsters will have the opportunity to learn new skills and take part in a mini tournament finishing with presentations and a barbecue.

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