Businesses get into gear to celebrate first ever Suffolk Day

The county of Suffolk will be holding its first ever Suffolk Day and many of the residents and businesses in the area are looking get in on the act.

There will be a 100-mile charity bike ride held by the Ipswich Building Society and it will involve staff members from all its branches in Suffolk. Staff members will be looking to raise enough funds to cover 100 nursing hours at the St Elizabeth Hospice and those who’ll be taking part are Ellie Camp, Ashley Burton and Nigel Nicholls. The three will be in Aldeburgh to watch the summer solstice sunrise and will then have breakfast at the St Elizabeth Hospice before finally finishing in Haverhill.

Residents in the area and members will also be able to take part in the celebrations by participating in various activities that the business has organised in it various branches. At the Sailmakers branch which is located in the town centre of Ipswich, the society will be showcasing its history while the Suffolk Wildlife Trust will be visiting the Halesworth branch to show the rich and diverse environment found in the county. Suffolk Rusk will be having an afternoon tea which will be hosted by the Saxmundham branch which will also be taking donations in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Richard Norrington, the Chief executive of the building society expressed their delight in taking part in the inaugural Suffolk Day. He stated that giving back to the community was important for them at the Ipswich Building Society.

MENTA, the business support organisation has come together with Nat West bank and they’ll be delivering 50 lunches to a number of small business including an office, a factory and a workshop in recognition of the role they play in the county. Nick Pandolfi from MENTA stated that it was going to be a good experience to be able to celebrate and thank these long local businesses while also finding out from the people who work there what makes Suffolk such an amazing place to be living and working in. According to him, small businesses do a lot to keep their customers happy including offering very professional services and goods of a high quality that the people in Suffolk can take pride in.

The Suffolk Skills Show 2017 will be officially launched at Adastral Park by the sponsors, BT.

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