Pound Gates donates £2,500 grant from Ecclesiastical Insurance to Suffolk charities

Pound Gates has donated its £2,500 grant from Ecclesiastical Insurance to its Acorn Fund, which will go towards supporting Suffolk-based charities. We established the Acorn Fund in 2013 to help support the hidden needs of small local charities. We work in partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation, who build and maintain …

ActivSheds Re-opening

The Pound Gates team were among the invitees at a ceremony at ActivSheds, a project run by the ActivLives charity. In 2018, Pound Gates donated £1,000 to the project in Maidenhall, Ipswich, which allows men who are lonely, isolated or looking to keep busy to get together and work on …

Insurance brokers: why it’s all about making a difference

Pound Gates was delighted to be included in a recent article by Insurance Business which focuses on the contribution insurance brokers are making in their local communities. This is highlighted by a survey carried out by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical. It found that: 75% of the 250 brokers surveyed believe it’s important to …

£1,000 donated to ActivSheds

Representatives from Pound Gates, Sevatas and Contior visited the ActivLives charity today, following its donation of £1,000 to its ActivSheds project in Maidenhall, Ipswich. ActivLives support over 1,000 people a year, many of whom are often vulnerable, lonely or isolated due to disability, age, cultural barriers, mental health or poverty. …

Super talented Suffolk youngsters recognised by SportsAid

Seven super-talented young sportsmen and women from Suffolk have received a big boost following recognition from SportsAid, the national charity for sportspeople. Each was presented with a SportsAid grant by the charity at a special reception at Ipswich Town Football Club. The grants recognise their sporting achievements to date and …

Football legend helps Ipswich businesses raise vital funding for local sporting prospects

Peter Shilton, one of England’s greatest ever goalkeepers, was in Ipswich last Friday (23 February) to help raise vital funding for Suffolk’s future sporting stars. Shilton who was capped 125 times by England was guest of honour at the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club at Wherstead Park. He commented: “It’s wonderful to …