Ed Sheeran Auction Prizes Help Raise £56,000 at Charity Ball
9 October 2021
Meet and Greet tickets to Ed Sheeran’s 2022 Mathematics Tour were among items that raised over £56,000 last night at Inspire’s annual Charity Ball. The prize alone fetched over £14,000, with buyers clamouring for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the singer-songwriter sensation. The tickets were kindly donated by Sheeran’s family...
A Summer to Remember with NCS
5 September 2021
Designed especially for 16- and 17-year-olds, our NCS experience gives young people a clearer idea of what they want from the future. Whether they’re heading off to university or starting a career, we give them a taste of independence and help them pick up the skills that’ll help them make...
Young People Recognised at the Inspire Suffolk Staff and Student Awards
3 September 2021
After overcoming barriers and making positive next steps in their lives, Suffolk’s most inspiring young people have been recognised at Inspire Suffolk’s 4th annual Staff and Student Awards. After a difficult 18 months for young people across the country, the charity has held its annual celebration for staff and students...
Team Inspire take on The Orwell Challenge
30 June 2021
There were smiles all around this weekend as our staff and supporters took on the Orwell Challenge to complete a 12-mile walk in aid of Inspire Suffolk. Organised by the Ipswich East Rotary Club, the Orwell Challenge is one of the biggest multi-charity fundraising events in Suffolk which consists of...
Young People and children in Suffolk are feeling the strain of return to school
17 May 2021
Data from the government’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Surveillance Report found that, since the return to school in autumn, mental wellbeing among pupils has declined, with Year 11 pupils feeling the greatest impact. While groups such as primary school children have benefitted from a return to school, others - such...
We are very sad to announce the passing of our Trustee, Roger Fern
28 April 2021
Roger Fern, one of our board of trustees has sadly passed away at the age of 77. Roger, who re-joined the board of Inspire Suffolk in December 2019, was one of the original group of trustees of this charity when we formed 17 years ago. He brought huge experience for...
Tackling Youth Crime by Raising Aspirations
22 April 2021
Crime and Incident Statistics for Suffolk show that in 2019 almost 3000 crimes were committed where the identified culprit was under the age of 18. With crime rates bearing a strong connection with youth unemployment and a higher proportion of those with knife offences being excluded from school, our charity...
New Technology for Young People Unable to Access Online Education
15 March 2021
The coronavirus lockdowns have intensified the need to have regular and reliable access to the digital world to stay connected. However, for many young people, this is simply out of reach. In the past year, we have loaned 16 laptops and 5 webcams to our students, as well as providing...
Local Fundraiser Builds Motorcycle in Aid of Inspire Suffolk
8 March 2021
As a tribute to his friend, Harley George Snowling, who passed away last year, Jack Taylor is restoring a 1974 Honda CB550 motorcycle to raise money for Inspire Suffolk. Through fundraising and support from local businesses, Jack is securing parts and donations to fund the build, before raffling the bike...
New Labour Market Figures Show Growing Youth Unemployment in UK
24 February 2021
The Office for National Statistics reports that 18- to 24-year-olds have seen the greatest decrease in employment since the pandemic began. There is a fear that the UK unemployment rate may continue to rise as support for businesses, such as the furlough scheme, is withdrawn in line with the lifting...