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Building Trust Through Giving Back: Our Charity and Sponsorship Commitments

Last Updated on April 10, 2024

Introducing Our Commitment

For the last 12 years we have committed to many different local charities and organisations. We want to give back to the community and we feel this is the best way to do it.

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Making a Difference

Throughout 2024 we have committed to the following organisations:

FFSC Sponsorship

We continue to sponsor the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing club (FFSC) which offers a great way to get out on the water. With the North Sea and the River Deben on the doorstep, this enables a wide variety of watersports. 

The sailing schedule includes regular sailing (racing and for pleasure) for the members. Their are dinghies available for hire too.

There is a rowing section that goes out at various regular times of the week. 

Yachting is another option, although the members do own their own boats.

The club runs a training centre that offers RYA sailing and powerboat training courses to all ages. 

Youth sailing is available for ages 10 – 18 years old. There is a variety of sailing which includes getting RYA sailing qualifications.

There is a great restaurant and bar for the members and their guests.

In May 2024 an Open day is being held where they are offering free sailing & rowing taster sessions.  

In August 2024 there is also a National 12 National championship scheduled. This includes the best of the National 12 sailors coming to Felixstowe from all over the UK.

Jane has been a member for nearly 60 years, here is the history of her attachment to the club.

Home-Start in Suffolk

Home-start in Suffolk charity approached Jane to partake in the ‘Jail & Bail’ event. It was held in March 2024. The idea was to arrest Jane alias ‘The Container Queen’ for the crime of being ‘Too Boxtastic’, then take her to Woodbridge town hall (the old Jail back in the day) and she had to raise £1,000 to get bail. 

Jane raised just under £1,200 (thanks to many local friends, family and businesses). Jane was arrested with another 9 local business people. The whole group raised £12,000. Phew, thankfully she got released!

In May 2024 the Moonlight Ball is happening again and Billie Box has sponsored a table for the night. Jane has also committed to helping collect raffle and auction prizes and selling raffle tickets on the night. Let’s hope this raises much needed funds to this worthy charity.

Jane has reached out to many local businesses that are supporting the Moonlight ball, they include:

YESEO, 1975 Winebar Woodbridge, Ruth Leigh writes, MCP Plc., Polyspiral web design, Simply C photography, Natasha is Wideeyed, Woodbridge Book shop, Chaffinch, The Burgess Group, Felixstowe Ferry Sailing club, Christopher Montrose coffee, Busy Bee Cosmetics, Yoga with Manon. 

If you are a local business wishing to get involved then please call Jane on  01473 557409 to pledge your support.

Home-Start charity offers a service to around 2500 families in need throughout Suffolk. Volunteers help families to cope with family life. These families may have money worries, mental health issues, needing a friend just to talk to. It is a much needed local service. 

Lighthouse Charity

Billie Box has offered a raffle prize for the Anglia business exhibition in May 2024. The Lighthouse charity offers shelter to those men and women that are being abused in our local area.

Felixstowe Book Festival

Billie Box have sponsored the Felixstowe Book Festival event once before and as Jane is a keen reader, she felt that it would be worth supporting again this year.

The event runs from 26th to 30th June with various authors showcasing their new books. It attracts many visitors local and from further afield.

All held in Felixstowe (the largest port in the UK)

Suffolk Sounds Radio Station

Jane at Billie Box has been on Jules Button’s Suffolk Sounds radio show a few times and has offered to sponsor this ‘Non profit making’ radio station

Supporting Causes Together

We have been trading for 12 years now and have gathered a network of business contacts that often help support our requests. We thank you for their support, it is always much appreciated.

As a local business, we understand how difficult it can be out there. We really wanted to give back to the local community. 

We thank you for all your support and will try to continue to support local charities and businesses as we have done before.

How You Can Get Involved: Join Us in Making a Difference

Please follow and offer to volunteer or support these charities and businesses. The more help they can get the better.

Here is a list of their websites: