Social Action

This is where you will find stories and news relating to social action involving Christians in and around Ipswich, Suffolk.  The Church and Christianity in action in Ipswich. 
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Expanding Ipswich charity needs more mentors
Local charity, 'Ipswich 4 Family' is experiencing an unprecedented growth spurt and is urgently looking to train more Family Mentors in June or July 2016. Can you help? More ...
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Breathing Space
Breathing space is a mutual support group for parents and carers of children with eating disorders. Anorexia is confusing! Initially it hides in the recesses of your child’s mind. A secret friend that they know you would not approve of. More ...
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Mayor sleeps rough to highlight Suffolk's youth homelessness
A local Suffolk charity issued the challenge to see if anyone would choose to give up their bed for one night, brave the cold and sleep under cardboard with their friends. The Town Mayor of Stowmarket and his wife rose to the challenge. More ...
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Growing Ipswich Charity seeks Admin Support
Expanding local charity is now seeking to appoint an administrator to assist the Co-ordinator and the growing team of Volunteers and Link Workers. Closing Date Thursday 10th March More ...
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Ipswich Churches to 'Think Outside the Box'
Each year Churches in the UK send over 1 million shoe-boxes full of small gifts to children in around 14 different countries. Local Churches are being asked to think outside the box next Christmas by Nick Cole, UK Director of Operations Christmas Child More ...
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Please Pray for Ipswich Night Shelter
Sunday was 'Homeless Sunday' and Ipswich churches will join 1000's of churches in the UK to pray for schemes like the Night Shelter that help with 83,840 families and individuals assessed as homeless according to Housing Justice charity More ...
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Homeless Sunday in Ipswich
Sunday 24th January 2016 is Homeless Sunday and Ipswich Churches will join with thousands of UK Christians to remember those caught in homelessness or involved in helping. Why not join in? More ...
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Suffolk Charity for Homeless Youth Dare
This Homeless Sunday Suffolk YMCA is setting you a challenge: Would you would give up your bed for one night in February and sleep under cardboard with your friends to help homeless youth in Suffolk? More ...
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Hope into Action for Ipswich Homeless
Hope into Action is an award-winning national charity set up to fight homelessness, and it is coming to Ipswich. Their dream is to change the lives of the most disadvantaged in our society by finding them homes rather than simply a bed for the night. More ...
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Ipswich Town Pastors 10 years on!
Ipswich Town Pastors were out on the streets again this Christmas, ten years on from the first pilot scheme. Yes, a Town Pastor is not just for Christmas! And what a CRACKER of a night... read more More ...
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Suffolk YMCA: 'Give up your bed'?
Suffolk YMCA asks churches or youth groups, 'Would you sleep out so others don’t have to?' Join the Sleep Easy 2016 event and give up your bed for one night in February, brave the cold to sleep under cardboard... up for the challenge? Find out more... More ...
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Ipswich Foodbank works hard at Christmas
Despite perceptions of Suffolk being an affluent county, around 78,000 residents are classed as income-deprived. It’s these families that Ipswich-based charity Families in Need (FIND) has been working hard to help this Christmas More ...
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