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Thank you so much to our generous clients who have chosen to give the value of their Christmas hampers to this worthwhile cause.

Over the past few years, in the spirit of giving and celebration in the wonderful festive season, we like to extend a token of our appreciation to our wealth clients by gifting them a wonderful Christmas hamper – filled with delicious, locally-sourced seasonal treats.

As well as the option of receiving this hamper, we also provide our clients with an alternative choice to support a meaningful, impactful cause close to our hearts – mental health charity, Suffolk Mind

Rather than receiving their traditional Christmas hamper, they have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of those who need it most by donating the value of their hamper to this amazing organisation.

Once all clients had been contacted, we were then able to make a donation to contribute towards the charities’ invaluable work in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our local community members that are in need.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that, as a result of our clients’ generosity, we have managed to raise a fantastic £3,350 for Suffolk Mind. Additionally, thanks to Suffolk Mind’s doubling event as part of ‘The Big Give’, this was able to double to a total of £6,700!

Julie Long, Fundraising Manager at Suffolk Mind, said:

“Firstly, I’d like to say how thrilled we are with the support from Matthew Douglas Ltd. This will make a huge difference – thank you so much to all of you, and your clients too.

“We decided that the generous amount raised would be paid into our annual ‘match giving’ campaign, The Big Give. This is a national initiative open to charities in the UK, giving us the opportunity to pledge a pot of funds for ‘double donations week’ – between 28th November to 5th December.

“What we raise stays 100% in Suffolk to support the fantastic community we live in. Our target this year was to raise £14,000 to support fully-funded mental health education and training for schools in Suffolk – which we have already managed to achieve!”

Our Managing Director, Matthew Pescott Frost, said:

“On behalf of Matthew Douglas, I’m delighted to offer our support to the local charity, Suffolk Mind, who are devoted to supporting the mental wellbeing of the people of Suffolk, providing support and information for those in crisis.

“As an independent local charity, it is reassuring to know that all of the money we have raised will be used in our county, and is making a difference to the lives of those who need it the most.

To find out more about the incredible work of Suffolk Mind, visit their website.