Sudbury Silk Mills Sustainability Brochure double page - Flipbook - Page 19
SARS Charity Partnership
We value the relationships we have with a range of communities, be it our local community
In 2019 we partnered with the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), an emergency medical
or the wider global community.
charity that provides advanced medical procedures and support at the scene of serious roadside
We recognise the value in supporting local and national projects to promote Sudbury’s silk
heritage, including initiatives around the Sudbury Silk Festival and safeguard the local
The charity funds specialist training for specialists such as consultants in emergency medicine,
environment, such as the work done by the Sudbury Common Lands Charity.
anaesthetists and critical care paramedics and provides them with lifesaving equipment and drugs
Similarly, we welcome the opportunity to engage with local education providers. For
example we often donate textiles books to primary schools while in secondary school we
help students to prepare for their career choices by supporting careers days, running mock
interviews and providing insight to industry.
We have developed programmes to connect with national and international further
education students; setting industry specific projects, collaborations and sponsored awards
that aren’t available through some of the front-line services. This means they are able to make the
interventions that can be the difference between life and death for time-critical patients who need
enhanced pre-hospital care.
Over the past year we have supported SARS with their activities by donating items, volunteering at
events and providing company contributions. We are delighted to see that this has enabled them
to kit out and train new first responders.
with partner universities at degree and masters levels.
Our staff members have a passion for supporting a wide range of local and national
charitable organisations through group activities to raise funds or by volunteering time and
collecting goods for local food banks and for Christmas boxes for children. We also support
local wellbeing organisations and children’s sport groups as well as annual national events
such as Comic Relief and Sports Relief.
Many of our employees also run their own charitable endeavours for causes with personal
Ongoing projects include a collaboration with Richard Humphries to install a handloom in the mill
significance and we always support these efforts. We have also established strong links with
shop where a design can be created using discontinued yarns. The winning design will be used to
one key company charity, the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service – you will find more
make products for sales in the shop with proceeds being donated to SARS.
information on the next page.
For more information please visit their website at www.sars999.org.uk
of people we have in our team and the importance of what
Document Photo Credits; Ant Jones, Box River Studios: www.boxriver.co.uk and Sudbury Silk Mills all rights reserved.
Version Date; September 2020