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Our 25th Anniversary Celebration


The Befriending Scheme provides friendship and learning opportunities for adults (16yrs+) from vulnerable groups, including those with mental health needs and older people, as well as our existing members with learning disabilities. We also offer various volunteering opportunities with extra support for those who need it.

Founded as a registered charity in 1989 as West Suffolk Befriending Scheme, our core activities are running regular drop-in centres, now known as Hubs, building meaningful 1-to-1 friendships between vulnerable people and volunteer befrienders, evening Befrienders Clubs and Saturday morning groups.

We also run one-off themed activity days, workshops and social events as well as providing volunteer training and support for carers across the county.

Important News / Events

Skyfall Summer Ball Is A Blockbuster!

11th August 2015

A BIG thank you to everyone who came to and

supported our Skyfall Summer Ball on Saturday night.

The night broke records with over 120 attendees who together raised nearly £2000 for TBS!

InfraRed kept everybody dancing until late and the Q-Branch saw lots of lovely photos being taken and a special competition to win a TrueCall box, which was won by Mitchell Doherty.

We had some amazing prizes on offer for the raffles, with Patrick Parker being the lucky winner of the signed England Shirt!

Our CEO, Shirley Moore said:-

The Ball is always the highlight of the year for all of us at TBS – this year was no exception. It was a truly wonderful evening. It is rare for people with learning disabilities to have an opportunity to dress up and let their hair down at an event like this and many said that it was the best night of their life ever. I offer my sincere thanks to all those who made this very special evening possible.”

We are looking forward to next years event and echo Shirley in thanking everyone who attended, gave their time or supported the event with donations.

We are currently looking into making photos from the night available for purchase with a frame. We will update you once we have confirmed details.

anne craig emma & emma mitchell

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Registered in England
Company Name: Suffolk Befriending Scheme
Company No: 3599476 Charity No: 1074800
Address: 1 The Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1HN

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