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Please vote for Red Gables

We are in need of your help - please.

Voting is currently taking place in Tesco Stowmarket and we would love your vote. We are starting a new group, The Healthy Eating project which will aim to grow vegetables all year round and learn how to cook with them.

Tesco's Bags of Help

In late march Red Gables Manager, Martyn Burnside was presented with a cheque for £4000 at Tesco's Stowmarket as part of their Bags of Help scheme. A big thank you to everybody who voted for us.

The funding for the Red Gables Garden Project will help us create a garden, for drought resistant plants, to purchase much needed new equipment and some training for the members of the project.

This month we welcomed Achieving Aspirations to Red Gables.

Achieving Aspirarions is a Community Interest Company which supports children and adults with learning disabilities.

For more information please contact them
Phone: 01449 888110


We are proud to be sponsoring an award at the Stowmarket Town Awards this year.

The Special Achievement Award, which is given to an individual whose outstanding achievement has really helped to put Stowmarket on the map. Someone who deserves thanks and recognition for their tremendous work in the town.

Nominations close on Friday 29th June 2018

For more details see the Stowmarket Town Council website

Arboretum Project Progress

Another part of the Arboretum Project funded by Tesco's Bags of Help has been completed.  Lark Valley Willow have created this fabulous woven willow fence.

It's a wonderful addition to the garden at Red Gables and is great at hiding the composting area behind it too! 


Thanks again to everyone who voted for the Arboretum Project in the Tesco's Bags of Help scheme.

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our Elvis event, a great night was had by all.

Also, a big thank you to the local businesses and individuals who sponsored the evening's raffle.

The money raised from the event will help fund our ongoing and future wellbeing projects for the local community.

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Following funding from Suffolk Community Foundation, bsevc are able to offer their a great range of day trips at just £5 per person for those aged 60 or over.

For more information or to book a seat phone them on 01449 614271


A big thank you to everyone who came along and supported out first ever outdoor theatre performance on Sunday 16th September in association with Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society.

Calling Birds provided some live music before the main event.


It was lovely to see over 70 people sat on the lawn on a gorgeous September afternoon enjoying the play. 

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We would like to invite you to our AGM on 16th October at 12 noon.

It's a special one this year as it's 21 years since Red Gables was officially opened.

Come and find out about Red Gables and what work we have achieved in the past year.

Guest speaker Stephen Singleton

Chief Executive of Suffolk Community Foundation

On October 9th we held a Volunteer Day at Red Gables Stowmarket. 


25 charitable organisations attended and we had a great turn out with nearly 70 people coming throughout the day.  Stowmarket Town Mayor, Linda Baxter also came along and spent time talking with the organisations and visitors.

The day went well received good feedback from the organisations present and visitors alike.

Stowmarket Town Awards

Red Gables were proud to sponsor the Special Achievement award at this years Stowmarket Town Awards.

The winner of the award, Ron Ames, sadly passed away earlier this year, but over his lifetime he had give a lot of his time in supporting and helping others in various sports and achieved considerable success himself as a National League Volleyball Player and Triathlete, even as a veteran. A worthy winner.

Sad start to 2019 for Red Gables

We are very sad to report that Stella Jackaman, a trustee at Red Gables since 2013, passed away on Boxing Day. She was an amazing woman, a great supporter of the charity and all of it's projects. 


Stella had supported the charity sector for many years and along with her husband, Bill set up and ran Headway West Suffolk for more than 30 years, picking up an award for Outstanding Contribution in December 2014.

In 2017 Stella planted a rose to celebrate her 90th Birthday and 70 years marriage to Bill.

A remarkable lady who will be sadly missed by all at Red Gables

Red Gables is pleased to be the venue for a new after school group for visually impaired children, age 5 and upwards. It is held on the first Wednesday of each month 5.00-7.00pm.

The new group has been set up in response to requests for a group for visually impaired children, where they can meet up and play with other visually impaired children. It also gives parents the opportunity to share experiences, information and advice.

Each session has a themed activity and tea is provided. There is no cost for the sessions and siblings are welcome to come along too.

For more information on the children’s group, please contact Amanda Eaves on 01284 748800 or email at [email protected]

We received a very kind donation from one of our longest serving volunteers recently.

Jack Kennedy, along with his Mum Sheila raised £200 at The Walnut Tree pub in Stowmarket.

Jack has chosen to give half of the money to the Red Gables Garden Project and the other half to the Redwoods Lunch Club.

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Red Gables is very pleased to be welcoming back Bryan Thurlow this April.

This time Bryan will tell a poignant story as Billy Jackson and happy times spent as a wartime evacuee living on an East Anglian farm.

Saturday 6th April at 2:30pm

Ticket £5, light refreshments included

Earlier this month we were pleased to welcome Bryan Thurlow back to Red Gables.

This time his character was a 10 year old evacuee, who along with his Sister came to live on a Suffolk farm.

Everybody who came was totally captivated by his stories and his humor.

Thank you to all who came along and to everybody who helped make this another successful event. 

Suffolk Day 2019

Come join Red Gables as we celebrate Suffolk Day 2019 

Red Gables Open Gardens 2pm to 4pm on Friday 21st June.


The Red Gables Garden Project volunteers will be available to show visitors around their wonderful and colourful garden which they are justifiably proud of. 


There is also a vast array of flowering plants in the garden for people to admire. 

We are very pleased to have been awarded a Silver Carbon Charter accreditation from the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership.  

This award recognises the efforts Red Gables goes to in managing our buildings, land and gardens and how important environmental issues are to us.

Red Gables Festival 2019

The family friendly festival at Red Gables is back! 

Come join us for Under The Redwoods on Saturday 31st August Midday - 8pm

Music and fun for all the family.

Bar and hot food. 

Tickets £5, under 16's free

To book please contact us

01449 673947 

[email protected]

Thinking about volunteering?
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On Tuesday 8th October we are hosting a Volunteer Day  in Redwoods in the grounds of Red Gables Stowmarket, 10 am - 2 pm

With over 20 local organisation attending, it's a great chance for anyone who would like to get into volunteering to meet and find out about the volunteering roles available

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Monday 23rd September Andy Ottley event has been cancelled.

01449 673947 

[email protected]


MSVOF's AGM is on Monday 11th November at 2:30pm

Redwoods, Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket  IP14 1BE

Suffoolk Mind
Fundraising Event
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A huge thank you to everyone involved in our fundraising event for Suffolk Mind on Saturday​.

It was a great day and hopefully we raised a good sum of money for this important local mental health charity.

f you were unable to attend but would still like to donate please click here 

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Suffolk Mind

We are proud to announce that our recent event raised £550.50p for Suffolk Mind.


Thank you to everyone involved in making the event such a success. To all who donated items for sale, the local musicians and choir and everyone who came along on the day.

Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival comes to Red Gables

Red Gables is very pleased to be part of the Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival this Year.


Organisations associated with Red Gables have decorated a number of trees outside. 


Please come and visit!

We're Recruiting

Following the retirement of Red Gables Manager for 7 Years, Martyn Burnside at the end of last year and the promotion of Robert Horn to Red Gables Manager.  We currently have position of Assistant Manager available.

Please phone Jackie Claridge on 01449 673947 or email j[email protected] for more details or an application pack

Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival 2019

We were proud to be part of the Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival 2019.


Thank you to all the organisations who took part and to everyone who was involved in making the grounds of Red Gables look so festive.

There's something happening in the garden?...
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The Red Gables Garden Project have been working in partnership with The Mix Stowmarket

A group of dedicated young people have been making wildlife cameras under the guidance of Suffolk Wildlife Trust Lackford Lakes.

More information soon!