Suffolk sexual abuse charity launches volunteer recruitment campaign as demand continues to rise

Suffolk sexual abuse charity launches volunteer recruitment campaign as demand continues to rise

Suffolk charity Fresh Start new beginnings (FSNB) is calling on members of the community to consider becoming a volunteer as referrals for its services continue to rise.

The charity is the only provider of therapeutic services to children who have been sexually abused in the region, and is currently able to support around 230 children in Suffolk each year. On average, there are around 75 children on the charity’s waiting list at any time and that number continues to grow.

To encourage people to get involved, FSNB is hosting a volunteer recruitment event in Ipswich on Wednesday 27th April.  Held at the Cult Bar on the waterfront, the FSNB team will be sharing information on the work of the charity, how it supports young people and their families and the huge variety of roles that volunteers can fill.

FSNB Events & Community Fundraiser, Carrie Baker said: “Every child that is referred to us deserves the very best help and support we can provide, and we never want to leave a young person waiting.  Sadly, our limited resources mean that more young people are having to do just that, so we want to bolster our team to grow our reach and make sure that those in need are supported as quickly as possible.

“Each child is different; each case is different. Sometimes the child may need months or even years to overcome the trauma and we rely heavily on our volunteers and supporters to help us raise the money which pays for a specialist practitioner who will work with the children.

“There are so many ways that members of the public can help us, from taking on administrative tasks, to joining our friends’ group or by fundraising for us. With a small team of less than 20 employees, any time you can give, no matter how small, really can make all the difference.”

The volunteer recruitment event will be held on Wednesday 27th April from 4pm at the Cult Bar on Ipswich Waterfront.

To find out more and to register your interest in attending, visit or email

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