With details of the incredible £1,000,000 fundraising milestone being reached in our Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign and a Q&A with Karen Thomas from the East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board, our Spring 2019 newsletter is available to read HERE.
UPDATE - the painting was sold mid December and £375 has been generously donated to the Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign. Enormous thanks to Helen Napper, Aldeburgh Book Shop and the new owner of The Swans Of Slaughden Marsh for their support.
Helen Napper is not only the Suffolk based artist behind one of our charity Christmas cards this year, she is also generously donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of her oil painting The Swans of Slaughden Marsh to the Alde & Ore Estuary Trust.
A winter visitor to Suffolk, Bewick's Swans arrive from Siberia in late autumn and two are depicted mid flight against a vibrant green background. A perfect Christmas gift, the painting comes ready framed and has been signed by Helen on the back.
The oil painting is £750 and can be viewed and purchased from The Aldeburgh Bookshop.
Following it's huge popularity and success last year, our fundraising Four Ferries Bike Ride is being held again this year on Saturday 22nd September. Please click here for full details of the event and where you can also download the Registration Form, Sponsorship Form, Book Online and the all important Guidance Notes. Please book early to avoid disappointment as a maximum of 100 cyclists can take part.
Blink and it'll be gone....
This summer the Alde and Ore Estuary Trust has designed and distributed attention grabbing posters throughout Aldeburgh, depicting the floods that happened in Aldeburgh in 1953 and Snape in 2013, together with an artist’s impression of what the High Street could look like with further floods. As part of the Save Our Suffolk Estuary fundraising campaign, the posters warn tourists and the estimated 300,000 visitors flocking to Aldeburgh, that flooding could take our ‘wonderful Suffolk playground’. Business owners throughout the town have also rallied to raise awareness and funds for the £12 million flood defence scheme. Discover more here and text AOET10 £10 to 70070 to donate £10. Thank you.
An inaugural charity marmalade competition fundraising for the Alde & Ore Estuary Trust was a huge success earlier this year, leading to a donation of £360 being made.
Butcher Gerard King of Salter & King in Aldeburgh came up with the idea back in January and along with judges Jules Field of Jules and Sharpie, James Barber head chef of The White Lion Hotel and his marmalade loving wife Tess King, encouraged locals to get involved and create pots of delicious and sticky, edible gold.
Over 50 people bought a bag of juicy Seville oranges, the proceeds of which were donated to the Alde & Ore Estuary Trust.
Congratulations to the winner Malcolm Myers of Aldeburgh who won a trophy together with a whole gammon joint from Salter & King.
Photo credits Jessica Ogden