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IPSWICH TOWN FOUNDATION

10 June 2022

"What we would like to do now is take it to the next stage"

Ipswich Town Community Trust will officially change its name to Ipswich Town Foundation.

Serving as the Club’s charitable arm, the Trust was relaunched in September 2019 with a focus on delivering a range of initiatives to the local community.

Since then it has expanded considerably, with almost 30 full-time staff compared to just three when it returned under three years ago.

It now engages with around 7,000 children and vulnerable adults each week, while a board of 12 trustees help to drive standards and maintain the vision.

Current initiatives include: 

  • Boys and girls development camps every school holiday
  • Disability sport
  • FanZone delivery reaching thousands of supporters
  • Soccer Schools which run 25+ days a year 
  • The Golden Days Café for those living with dementia, alongside their carers and those bereaved
  • Walking Football

The name change will be implemented with the aim of providing a more modern approach, which will allow the Foundation to fulfil its potential by reaching all corners of the community.

Jason Curtis, Head of Community, said: "It was a unanimous vote from all of the Trustees. 

"We feel that it is a name that modernises us, will increase exposure, and create lots more interest in the Foundation moving forwards.

"I think it will open a lot more doors for us."

Town CEO Mark Ashton added: "The Club’s Community Trust was relaunched around three years ago and the team have completed some fantastic work. 

"What we would like to do now is take it to the next stage. Moving to Foundation status allows us to deliver a far more diverse programme of activities and engage with far more people in our local community.

"The Foundation, as the Trust did, will sit at the forefront of everything that we do."


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