Jane and Matt have been really busy this year and as part of Billie Box’s business policy for the last 9 years they have been supporting various charities in the local area.
With Covid-19 causing such mayhem, Jane and Matt realised that many people have been struggling as well as the Charities.
So at the start of the Pandemic, Jane was writing postcards of encouragement to the elderly on a weekly basis via Age UK Suffolk. Sadly, Age UK suffolk shut their doors in 2020, which meant the postcards would not be forwarded to the people that needed them. Jane then decided to support a Care home in Felixstowe by writing to their residents, giving them, hopefully, a little smile on a monthly basis. This month Jane and Matt thought that a gift of a colouring book and pencils might be fun, so with the help of Woodbridge Emporium, Jane delivered them.
In 2020 Jane and Matt had seen that many low income families were really struggling to make ends meet. Billie Box’s friend Darrell Smith of Archway Carpets is an ambassador for Home Start Suffolk. A charity that supports local families with food deliveries, mental health and general support. So throughout 2020 Jane was shopping for food and delivering to Darrell for distribution.
Jo Revitt of Papworth Trust is another friend of Billie Box’s. Papworth Trust help and support their disabled clients with a range of high quality services such as housing, workshops and getting jobs. Jane and Matt have supported this charity on and off throughout the years. This particular support is to raise funds for a garden studio to be used as part of the Day centre.
Jane and Matt realised that 2021 was going to be an even more difficult time for those that are waiting for operations and treatment for illnesses that are not Covid-19. So this month Billie Box donated to the Blossom Appeal (breast cancer) run by the local Colchester & Ipswich Hospital Charity
These charities are just a few, but Billie Box has also supported the following:
- Families in Need, Ipswich (Foodbank) – supplying 500 carrier bags
- Blood Cancer UK
- Centrepoint – Ebay sales
- Youth Sailing at Felixstowe Ferry
For as long as Billie Box can, they will support local charity.