Fundraising for our inaugural Participants Council meeting

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Photo © The Landmark Trust, 2018 

Thanks to the Landmark Trust‘s 50 for Free scheme, we’ve been given New Inn as our home from home.

This two-day event at New Inn will be our first ever Participants Council, an opportunity for people from all our projects to share stories and ideas, and make decisions about our strategy.

The cost of transport is the biggest block to people joining our projects, adding to loneliness and worsening mental health. Members of our Participants Council are all on low income and are travelling from rural Norfolk, Suffolk and Wiltshire.

This will be a great way to create something special, stay in a fabulous historic building, meet old friends and make new ones.

Help make it an experience to remember!

Donate here

Culture Quest in the press


Our first taster session of Culture Quest in Suffolk took place last week at the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds. The sessions were funded by a donation from the charity vinyl compilation and digital album ‘This Is The Sound Of Sugar Town Volume 2’.

Bands hit the right note for health charity
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Exclusive – First Listen: THIS WAS THE SOUND OF SUGAR TOWN

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Seymour Quigley, who helped to curate the album writes:
“Back in July 2017, Cambridge’s legendary R*E*P*E*A*T Records and my twatty little label Pure Deadly released ‘This Is The Sound Of Sugar Town Volume 2’: a 12” vinyl and download album featuring thirteen amazing acts from the UK’s unsung DIY rock capital, Bury St Edmunds, all the profits for which were donated to East Anglian mental health charity Julian Support. 

The fantastic news is that ‘…Volume 2’ has raised enough money for Julian Support to pilot a new, accessible and inclusive Music Appreciation group, in partnership with Culture Quest (part of the Restoration Trust), for people with mental health issues.  The group will be run at grass-roots Bury St Edmunds music venue The Hunter Club during October; its impact will then be assessed by Norwich UEA’s School of Psychology to develop a further bid for ongoing funding. 

In order to help raise further funding for Julian Support’s music therapy projects, a new download-only compilation, ‘This Was The Sound Of Sugar Town’, will be released (again by R*E*P*E*A*T) on Friday 20th October.