Boxing Bout Bonanza

Boxing Bout Bonanza

11.1.2022 | Charity

Boxing Bout Bonanza

Following the success of Felixstowe Rotary Club’s last charity boxing dinner, they’ve decided to do it all again – 20th May 2022.

In what will be Rotary’s seventh boxing evening, this year’s event will take place on Friday 20th May at The Brackenbury Sports Centre, Felixstowe.

Richard Bugg, of Felixstowe Rotary, says: “With eight to ten bouts of top-class boxing planned along with a three-course dinner, auction and raffle, this event is not to be missed.”

In conjunction with Suffolk Boxing, matchmaker and England boxing team coach Martin Webb will be pitting the regions’ boxing talent against Tyne and Teesside’s finest.

Richard continues: “Our last boxing evening in 2019 raised over £11,000 for deserving local individuals and charities, and we’re hoping to improve on this figure in May. And with sixteen of the thirty tables already reserved, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.”

An excellent event for entertaining clients and networking, a range of profile-raising sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To reserve your table at this night to remember, or to find out more about sponsorship packages, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mandy Tyler 07813 650071 or 07736 564110.

Picture credit: Rainywood Photography

Credit Rainywood Photography

Charity begins at home

Charity begins at home

5.12.21 | Charity

Charity begins at home

Christmas spirit alive and kicking. 

It’s great to report on two local organisations spreading some Christmas cheer in their support of others.

Following Felixstowe Port Users’ Association decision to cancel its Christmas Charity Ball due to the upsurge in Covid cases, many members who were planning to attend generously donated their booking fee for the association to pass on to a good cause.

This big-heartedness enabled FPUA to donate £2,850 to Home-Start in Suffolk. Jason Flower, chair of the FPUA, says: “This charity does amazing things supporting local families as they navigate challenges ranging from isolation, bereavement, mental health issues, illness and domestic abuse.”*

Support of Home-Start in Suffolk brings the 2021 donations to local causes by the FPUA to over £10,000, following its hugely successful September charity golf day.

Keeping its charitable support very close to home, VKVP Haulage visited Langer Primary Academy, just around the corner from its Walton Avenue site. The haulier delivered gloves, hats and chocolate selection boxes to each of the 140 children, as well as over 50 arts and craft packs and a well-earned box of chocolates for each member of staff.

Mark Bennett of VKVP says: “With the recent drop in temperatures, we’d heard from the school deputy head that many of the children needed a hat to keep them warm and that some didn’t have an advent calendar to enjoy at home. So, we got on the case and put some Santa sacks together for the pupils to enjoy.

“Whilst we’re all busy dealing with work’s day-to-day challenges, it’s important we don’t forget to spread a little bit of Christmas cheer, and the smile on the children’s faces when we visited were just priceless.”

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*Information on the work of Home-Start in Suffolk can be found here.

Image, L-R: Mark Bennett, operations director at VKVP Haulage, Lucy Beston, deputy head at Langer Primary Academy and two pupils receiving their gifts.

Charity begins at home

Charity begins at home

21.12.2020 | Charity

Charity begins at home

 Whilst Covid has made 2020 a difficult year for everyone, across Felixstowe’s logistics sector the sense of community and supporting others is as strong as ever.


Here’s a couple of the great initiatives undertaken in the run-up to Christmas.

Oh yes you will go to the Panto!

Children at Trimley St Mary Primary School enjoyed a special end of term treat this year, thanks to a live stream of the New Wolsey’s rock n’ roll panto, The Snow Queen; funded by money raised by the Felixstowe Port Users’ Association golf day charity collection back in the summer.

Jason Flower, chairman of the FPUA says: “On the last day of term, the show was beamed into every classroom enabling the children to see a mix of live-action, live music, pre-recorded film and animations in a way that ensured everyone’s safety remained the top priority.”

For more information about Felixstowe Port Users’ Association visit

VARTAN keeps little fingers warm this winter

This December compliance specialist, VARTAN, has supported pupils of Langer Primary Academy, which is just a stone’s through from the company’s offices on Langer Road.

Miles Vartan explains: “Just before school broke up last week, we delivered 140 pairs of gloves; a pair for each pupil to ensure they don’t have cold hands over the holidays and on their return to school in the new year.”

Looking to establish a long-term relationship with the school, Miles adds: “We’ve also put plans in place for an art project for early next year.”

For more information about Vartan Compliance Consultancy visit