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Cash for community event

23 June 2022

A popular annual community event in Great Thurlow has received an £800 cash boost from our Suffolk region.

Staff at the company’s Great Blakenham regional headquarters selected Thurlow Fayre to receive funding through their Community Champions scheme, which aims to support grassroots organisations in the areas where they are building.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday 4th September at the Recreation Ground in Great Thurlow.

Managing director Ian Hamilton said: “Village fetes and carnivals are a vital part of life in our rural county, forming the social glue that binds together our communities as well as raising much-needed funds for local good causes.

“We are pleased to be able to support this event, being held just a few minutes from our Boyton Place development in Haverhill, and wish everyone a great day out.”

This year’s Thurlow Fayre will be the first since 2019 so its dedicated team of volunteer organisers are determined that the event will be bigger and better than ever, raising funds for village groups.

Attractions confirmed to date include Gemma’s Petting Farm, sheep racing, alpacas and fire eating act Dangerous Steve. There will also be a selection of craft and refreshment stalls, a children’s funfair and the WI tea tent. For more information visit

Persimmon Suffolk provides financial support for two local charities and good causes each month, through its Community Champions programme.

Ian Hamilton added: “Every month we make two donations of up to £1,000 in the Suffolk region, so we would encourage more schools, sports clubs, small charities and voluntary groups to complete the simple online application form at to be in with a chance of securing funding for their own projects.”

PICTURED: Suffolk region has donated £800 towards this year’s Thurlow Fayre. Customer care manager Daisy Foord (fourth from left) presented the funding to Heather Hunt, Jane Sheppard, Sam Sheppard, Peter Thomas and Allan Loveday from the event organising committee.

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