Future Inclusions receive award from the Queen’s representative

During the Covid-19 pandemic Future Inclusions Organisation support moved from not just educational, but thanks to grants from other awarding bodies and Suffolk Community Foundation were able to deliver food parcels to those who had been severely and disproportionally affected by the impacts of Covid-19. The food parcels provided a huge lifeline to residents in Suffolk.

Future Inclusions Organisation also partnered with OneLife Suffolk a local provider of healthy lifestyle interventions to offer health checks, stop smoking support, weight management, and help to get active.

Thanks to this work and their on-going support within the community they are delighted to have won an award from the High Sheriff of Suffolk. The award was presented in recognition of outstanding service to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was presented by the High Sheriff of Suffolk, Edward Creasy and his wife Penny when they visited Future Inclusions Organisation office at Castle Hill Community Centre in Ipswich on Wednesday 4th August to learn more about what the charity does. Appointed annually in April, the High Sheriff remains the Sovereign’s representative in the county for matters relating to the judiciary and the maintenance of law and order.

Mr William Robinson, Trustee of Future Inclusions Organisation said “We’re delighted to have received an award from the High Sheriff and his office for recognition of the work we have been doing during this Covid-19 period. Funding has been challenging but thanks to our volunteers, the Suffolk Community Foundation, OneLife Suffolk, National Lottery England, the Local Council and The Ipswich Morrissons, we have delivered over 300 food parcels, help to create some online support such as exercise and cooking sessions and generated hundreds of referrals into local service providers which has impacted positively on the health and wellbeing of minority groups in Suffolk at a testing time.”