All proceeds and profits from Heveningham Concours go into a charitable Trust which not only funds many and various cases of need locally, but also funds a local dementia unit as well as contributing substantially towards building a new centre for a Community Care Nursing Fund where the local hospital has been closed. It also supports local schools with equipment and provides a full ‘i-mobility’ design scholarship at the Royal College of Art. Heveningham Concours takes place at the same time as the annual Heveningham Country Fair which itself attracts over 20,000 visitors across the weekend who enjoy everything from aerobatic displays to powerboat racing, bungee jumps to local arts and crafts and much more.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is a charity which delivers advanced emergency and critical care to the scene of the incident whenever lives are at risk in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, and Norfolk. With two Airbus H145 helicopters and two rapid response vehicles operating from Norwich and Cambridge Airports, the EAAA brings the skills, equipment, and clinicians of the intensive care unit right to the side of patients facing the most life-threatening and life-changing accidents and medical emergencies.
Intelligent Mobility expands the conventional discipline of vehicle design into a rich and diverse future space – ranging from micro-mobility to shared and autonomous vehicles and the relationship between mobility and sustainable placemaking. The programme is unique in its positioning within the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre (IMDC) led by Prof Dale Harrow. This integration brings global positioning and connection to mobility manufacturers and service providers and an advanced research framework to projects.
Pear Tree Fund
The Pear Tree Fund offers holistic well-being and bereavement support, information and advice to people with life-changing illnesses or long-term health conditions, living in East Suffolk and neighbouring parts of Mid-Suffolk and South Norfolk, and their families and carers. The charity also provides people registered with Cutlers Hill Surgery free nursing care, as well as emotional, physical and practical support to people reaching the end of their lives so that they can die in the comfort and security of their own homes.
Financial support from Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust has enabled the Pear Tree Fund to continue offering local support to families affected by illness and disability when they need it most. It has allowed the Fund to reach more people by helping to improve access to their services and support by visiting those unable to get to the Pear Tree Centre or offering support by telephone or virtually.
Halesworth Dementia Carers Fund is a ‘Local Charity for Local People’. It provides respite care to people caring for a loved one with dementia in Halesworth town and surrounding villages.
It also runs various groups that offer informal respite care such as the ‘Singing Group’, and ‘Arts and Crafts’, and it is about to launch a ‘Seated Exercise Class’ and a ‘Community/Memory Café’. This work is carried out using funding from various organisations such as Heveningham Hall Trust, local fundraising events and grants.