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Our fundraisers

Thank you to everyone supporting the creation of our new Broads Nature Reserve. To the runners, composers, cyclists… Whatever you’re up to, thank you for helping us on our way to £1 million.

Fancy a challenge? We’d love you to join in:




Folk singer and songwriter John Ward hosted a
beer-for-biodiversity event at the Campaign for
Real Ale award-winning Stanford Arms pub,
Lowestoft during February. Continuously from
2pm to 10.30pm, the musician, his friends and
guests provided non-stop entertainment for what was described by Matt Gooch, Broads Reserve Warden as a pub ‘totally rammed’! Thanks to John, the Stanford Arms pub and everyone supporting the music marathon.



‘So many of our staff and customers value
Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve being right
on our doorstep that we had to choose
Suffolk Wildlife Trust as our charity of the
year for 2017′ David Rougier -Team Leader
Carlton Colville Cooperative.





 A huge thank you to the
Bungay Circle Dance Group for putting on
a second fundraiser for the campaign, raising close to £1000 whilst gliding gracefully across the dance floor.



“Penn Commercial are delighted to support
Suffolk Wildlife Trust as our charity partner
as we love the work Suffolk Wildife Trust does
for our beautiful county. Consequently, we
pledge to contribute £10 for every deal
completed as commercial property agents.



‘As a locally based optics manufacturer, Hawke Optics is proud to support Suffolk Wildlife Trust
in creating this nature reserve, protecting existing and new species and ensuring local people
and visitors have access to Suffolk’s wildlife’. Yvonne Jenkins – Marketing Manager
Hawke Optics have sponsored our very own cycling Team for this springs’s Tour de Broads South event.
Our eight-strong Team FLY will be heading out from Gt Yarmouth prom on 30th April alongside any
other riders who have chosen the Trust as their charity of choice for the event.

Yalda Davis is supporting Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s land purchase appeal by playing the cello in medieval churches throughout Suffolk:


“Suffolk Wildlife Trust has a once in a lifetime chance to ‘buy the horizon. I’m fundraising to help them create the Suffolk Broads Nature reserve – a 1000 acre wilderness where wildlife can thrive. David Attenborough is also backing the campaign saying: ‘Please help Suffolk Wildlife Trust rescue this precious corner of East Anglia and bring back wildlife in all its splendour.” Every donation will make a real difference, thank you!”


Sponsor Yalda through justgiving


Assistant Warden Jamie Smith took on the challenge of cycling 100 miles
in the Tour De Broads South cycle event to raise money for
Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Broads land purchase. “As an Assistant Warden
for Suffolk Wildlife Trust, I know how important it is to create more of this
valuable habitat to extend the already beautifully managed Carlton & Oulton
Marshes. This will benefit the UK’s most rarest and cherished wildlife.”



“I have had the leaflet through for the fundraising effort for the Broads Reserve and I want to raise some money for this. My plan is to compose one second of music for every pound donated up to a maximum of 1011 seconds (16 mins 51 seconds) which is 1 second for every acre of the new reserve. It’ll be a mix of orchestral, folk and contemporary instrumentation with ‘found sound’ recorded on the broads. Everyone who donates will get a free download of the finished piece.”
  – Darren Tansley, Ecologist, Musician, Playwright




“The scouts were keen to get involved with a local charity,  and by carrying
out the sponsored work day we could also raise funds for a very worthy cause”
We have also had 2 scouts sign up for the young warden activities as well!
Stephen Hart, 2nd Carlton Colville Scouts



“We are long term supporters of the valuable work carried out by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and through our We Care account we are delighted to be
providing a donation towards the
Broads appeal and education work.” Shelley Curtis, Customer Experience Manager





CenterParcs, Elvedon has donated £4,397.44  towards the appeal. Funds were raised through the plastic bag levy scheme operating throughout their locations in the UK.

“We were very pleased to see the reports in the papers and we have shared this on our Facebook business page. We will also be contacting all 25,000 people on our business mailing list with the news, encouraging them to make a direct donation. We are currently looking at ways of increasing the level of donations when customers book, running fundraising events, and making direct donations as a business. I would like to be in a position to pledge at least £10,000 to the Trust and probably more on behalf of Waveney River Centre.”


– James Knight, owner



“Lowestoft Library are pleased to be able to support the appeal by displaying promotional material within the public foyer area. We also raised £90 from the sale of Trust Christmas cards.”
– Gillian Waters, Library and Information Advisor

“Over the Christmas period , GreenerRendlesham organised a carol singing event around Rendlesham both to raise money and to build a greater sense of community. When discussing where the money raised should go, we were unanimous in wishing to support Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s appeal for acquiring land at the Broads, a project which we find inspiring both for ourselves and future generations.”
– Bryan Parsons, GreenerRendlesham

“Suffolk Wildlife Trust has the chance to create a huge wild landscape in the Suffolk Broads, right on the edge of Lowestoft. Carlton & Oulton Marshes nature reserve is already home to rare and wonderful wildlife, but now there is the chance to attract even more species and to secure their home forever. I will be putting myself through a lot of pain in an attempt to raise a total of £1,011 – £1 for every acre of this incredible new nature reserve. Every £1 you donate will also be tripled by other funding.”
– Olly Clanford, Development Officer, Suffolk Wildlife Trust

“We are delighted to have Suffolk Wildlife Trust as our charity partner for ‘Tour de Broads South’ and help them to create an exceptional nature reserve for wildlife and people in Suffolk. Our cycling event mixes a ride for families, inspires beginners to challenge themselves and provides a fun day out for club riders and weekend enthusiasts alike; something to entice Trust members and supporters out there to get involved.”
– Helen Rainbow, Event Manager
You can enter the event which takes place on 30th April at

“As a firm we do try to do our bit for charity, and each month we sent £100 to a different local charity which is usually suggested by a member of staff. This month, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust was suggested by one of our Partners.”
– Stephanie Stansfield, Office Manager
Dummett Copp LLP Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Wildlife artist and course tutor Ruth Wharrier is promoting the appeal and raising funds at her most recent exhibition at Snape Maltings commencing the week 6th February 2017. It will be mainly Ruth’s wildlife paintings of local birds and wildlife.  The exhibition is in the upstairs gallery.

Stephen Hart and the 2nd Carlton Colville Scouts are running a sponsored conservation day on Carlton Marshes this winter, cutting and clearing scrub to improve the marshland habitats on the nature reserve. Their efforts will make both practical and financial benefits.

Barnby Swan public house held a raffle and quiz night, raising £85 towards the appeal.
Barnby Swan facebook page

The Green Towel Project


“Our ancient Tudor barn and separate newly kitted out Old Brooder bunkhouse sleep a combined total of 40+ self-catering guests.  We encourage our guests to be green in lots of ways including through our Green Towel Project – we donate £1 to Suffolk Wildlife Trust for every bath towel not used by guests.  The towel project is a green win-win – we save water, energy and money on not washing towels.  We are delighted to donate £200 raised from unused bath towels in 2016 towards the habitat and visitor improvements at Carlton Marshes.  Now we need to encourage guests to arrive by bicycle – that’s a £5 donation per guest to the Trust!”
Juliet Hawkins, Milden Hall