Hook a Duck helps local business raise £3,000 for local charity.


The fairground game ‘Hook a Duck’ has helped holiday lettings agency Best of Suffolk raise £3,000 for a Suffolk-based Food Bank charity.  The Badingham-based company set up their Charity Fund last year and has enthusiastically raised funds in innovative ways over the past months, including running a ‘Hook a Duck’ stall at various community events
along the coast.
The funds raised are being awarded as a grant to The East Suffolk Food Bank, which is based in Lowestoft and serves the Suffolk Coast area including Halesworth and Saxmundham.
Best of Suffolk raised the funds form a variety of sources which included a 5,000 mile banger car rally to Moscow, and micro-giving by their customers, who gave a £1 when they booked their holiday cottage, which was then match-funded by Best of Suffolk.
Best of Suffolk Director Naomi Tarry says: “We’ve been amazed by the generosity of our customers and cottage owners who have given bigheartedly in our support of local charities.  One particular cottage owner pledged to donate his rental income if we were able to let out a specific week at his property, something that I’m delighted to say we achieved”. 
“Supporting local charities is something that is close to our hearts at Best of Suffolk, and we are raising the bar to raise even more funds in the coming months for other local charities.”
The Best of Suffolk Charity Fund is administered by The Suffolk Community Foundation.  Applications for grants should be sent directly to the Suffolk Foundation. 
The East Suffolk Food Bank is based in Lowestoft, and offers food to individuals and families who have hit crisis in their lives for many varying reasons, many of which not 
of their own control.  Supporting other areas of need such as Beccles, Halesworth and Saxmunham, the charity has over 200 volunteers and 6 trustees. The grant will be managed by The Suffolk Community Foundation, who Best of Suffolk have worked closely with for a number of years on many charitable projects.
Always keen to use the fun in fundraising, Best of Suffolk held a Hook-A-Duck stand for families on Aldeburgh High Street during Aldeburgh Christmas Lights and at other events, to raise money for local charities in places near to their holiday cottages where there are often hidden needs.
Director Alex Tarry also embarked on a double Banger Rally driving challenge last year, travelling 5,200 miles in a 19 year old car, worth under £500.00 – all to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and St Elizabeth Hospice.
To find out more about our charity fund, visit our charity page