Save Our Suffolk Estuary Campaign Update

As we approach the end of 2018 it's important to reflect on the busy year it has been for the Alde & Ore Estuary Trust as momentum continues to grow for the Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign.

We couldn't be more grateful to all our donors and the huge amount of local fundraising support received from residents, businesses and visitors to the area, all helping to protect our shared economy, homes and landscapes. This newsletter shares only a few of the stories; there are many, many more.

Some of you have also donated anonymously and we are very grateful to you all.

We have ambitious fundraising plans for 2019 and look forward to sharing these with you in due course. Until then, on behalf of all of the Trustees, thank you for your unwavering support.

Jane Maxim
The Alde & Ore Estuary Trust
Update on works programme

The Trust and the Alde & Ore Estuary Partnership (AOEP) have received the defined costs for the whole estuary upgrade project from the Internal Drainage Board (IDB) and the Government contributions for the lower estuary are being identified by Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA), a Norfolk firm who have been commissioned by the IDB to cover this work. These estimates will be available in mid-December. Although the overall costs for the project have increased, this may be mitigated by a considerable increase in Government contributions to those previously estimated.

Once the RPA figures are provided, we will have a much clearer picture of the full anticipated costs and programme which will in turn inform the Trust funding requirements over the next 5-8 years. The IDB should be ready to submit the business case for the upper estuary to the Environment Agency in early 2019, which is a necessary step in acquiring government funding.

The AOEP will shortly set a date for a public consultation meeting in February 2019 to give a presentation of cost of schemes and projected income from all sources. 
A Crag Path Christmas Gala Night

A cast of West End performers will be treading the boards in Aldeburgh this Christmas in celebration of the rich heritage of this unique Suffolk coastal town. Wallow in the Yuletide spirit of the atmospheric Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, culminating in a festive sing-a-long as the Ghosts of Aldeburgh take you through Christmas past, present and future on a joyous celebration of all that makes the season and this seaside town so special.

Please join us for the sparkling gala opening night from 6.30pm on 27th December where tickets (£30 for adults and £15 for children) include a festive drink and nibbles after the show, together with a donation to support the Alde & Ore Estuary Trust and our fundraising work which supports the upgrade of vital flood defences of the River Alde & Ore.

Tickets are already selling fast so please don't delay in purchasing yours.

Purchase 'A Crag Path Christmas' Tickets

Fundraising Events
You may have read about some of our recent fundraising events in the regional press or on our social media pages. The variety of actvities has been enormous, including a bike ride encompassing Suffolk's four foot ferries, a cricket match with some of the country's most illustrious authors, a challenging Three Peaks climb and an attention grabbing building wrap at Aldeburgh Carnival this summer. 

Read more on our press page
Charity Christmas Cards

Available to purchase from Aldeburgh Bookshop, please support the Trust this Christmas with our packs of 6 charity Christmas cards.

Featuring two festive river images, one is by illustrator Emma Chichester Clark titled 'Winter Hare on the River Alde' and the other 'The Swans of Slaughden Marsh' by Aldeburgh based artist Helen Napper

Each pack contains 3 of each design and costs £6.00, with £1.50 from the sale of each pack being donated to The Alde & Ore Estuary Trust. Measuring 5" x 7”, the inside of each card reads: With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Please pop in to Aldeburgh Bookshop on call them 01728 452389 if you wish to purchase these cards over the telephone and have them posted out to you.

Thanks also to Orwell Press and Herring Bone Design for their support in producing these charity Christmas cards.

Donate Online

We've made it even easier for our supporters to donate online using Paypal, credit or debit cards via our website. Please click here to donate now.
Donate to the Save Our Suffolk Estuary Campaign
Seafront hotel guests raise thousands

Guests at The Brudenell and White Lion hotels on Aldeburgh seafront raised over £2700 for the Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign this summer. The hotels organised a raffle, donated 50p with every fish and chip meal sold in their restaurants and chose the Trust as the charity to benefit from their guest donation scheme, allowing guests staying at the hotels to add a discretionary £1 charge to their bills when staying overnight. We are enormously grateful to the TA Hotel Collection for their continued fundraising support.
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