Save Our Suffolk Estuary 2020 Update
For so many, this year has been very different to the one envisaged at the start of 2020.
Because of Covid-19, all Trust fundraising events organised by our hard-working team and volunteers had to be cancelled and, indeed, the Trust decided that actively asking for donations at a point where so many people were struggling was not right. Whilst these event cancellations will have an impact on current year income, many of our generous supporters are continuing to donate for which we are very grateful.

Please read on to discover a number of ways you can support the Save Our Suffolk Estuary fundraising campaign between now and the end of a challenging year.
Charity Christmas Cards
We are very pleased to be offering charity Christmas cards again this year.
Each pack contains 3 of each design and retails for £6.00 with £1.50 from the sale of each pack being donated to the Save Our Suffolk Estuary fundraising campaign. Available to purchase from Aldeburgh Bookshop, O&C Butcher and Snape Maltings, each pack of 6 cards features two images.

Measuring 5’ x 7”, the cards are by Suffolk based artists, Emma Chichester Clark and Caroline McAdam Clark.
 Each pack contains 3 of each design and retails for £6.00 with £1.50 from the sale of each pack being donated to the Save Our Suffolk Estuary fundraising campaign. Please call Aldeburgh Bookshop on 01728 452389 if you wish to purchase these cards over the telephone and have them posted out to you.

Ben Wardle Art Silent Auction

Local landscape and countryside artist, Ben Wardle, has generously donated his pencil sketch Aldeburgh 1 in support of the Save Our Suffolk Estuary fundraising campaign.

Ben is inspired by his days exploring East Anglia’s countryside on horseback and says,

“My paintings are of what I see in these landscapes, but more importantly how I feel when I am in them. Being in wild spaces has a tremendous effect on our mental health and this psychological and environmental link gives me a great source of creative inspiration”.

This evocative artwork would be priced at £495 at one of Ben’s art exhibitions. It comes fully framed, measures 35cm x 35cm and if you would like to see it on display, it can currently be viewed hanging along with some of Ben’s other work in The Regatta restaurant on Aldeburgh High Street, as seen here.

To help raise vital funds for the flood defences along the Alde and Ore estuary, Aldeburgh 1 is available to the highest bidder via a silent auction. If you would like to bid on it, please click on the green button below, completing the form on our website with your contact details, together with the amount of your highest bid, by 5pm Monday 14th December. The winning bidder will be notified by midday on Tuesday 15th December and payment must be made to the Trust by bank transfer by 5pm Wednesday 16th December. (Please note, in the case of there being more than one bid at the highest amount, we will draw the winning bidder's name out of a hat).

The art will be available to collect in Aldeburgh from Thursday 17th December. Alternatively, it can be couriered to the winning bidder at an additional cost of £25, which includes insurance and tracking.

Bid on Aldeburgh 1 art now
Looking ahead, the Trust encourages donors to give for works throughout the length of the estuary for a specific reason: work on the walls can only gain Environment Agency and Natural England approval to go ahead within a programme that ensures no buildings are at an increased risk of flooding from completed work. The estuary, as we all know, is an integrated environment from Snape to Shingle Street. The integrity of the estuary will be enhanced by the resilient approach agreed in the Estuary Plan 2016.
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