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Published October 10, 2023

Ellisons Solicitors renew Golden Days Café sponsorship

Ipswich Town Foundation is delighted to announce that Ellisons Solicitors have renewed their sponsorship of our Golden Days Cafés.

Ellisons Solicitors is one of the region’s oldest, most established firms, having been founded over 250 years ago. The firm takes a tremendous amount of pride in its regional roots and in being a local expert.

Part of Ellisons’ ethos is to engage with and support the local community, with their support of the Foundation’s Golden Days Café evidence of this. Ellisons hold Dementia Friendly accreditation, with their staff attending the Cafés each month as volunteers at both locations. The staff are able to provide support, advice and signpost participants and their carers on pertinent areas.

The partnership, which runs until August 2024, is an extension of the sponsorship that enabled the launch of the Portman Road Café back in June 2022.

We are exceptionally grateful to Ellisons Solicitors for their continued support of our Golden Days Cafés,” said Head of Business & Operations Sarah Dooley.

The support, and partnership, has played a key role in the success of the Cafés growth and subsequent expansion, enabling the Foundation to reach more people in the local communities of Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds who are living with dementia.

“We are delighted to extend our sponsorship to enable the growth and ongoing provision of the Golden Days Cafes,” said Nicola Weldon, Head of the Private Client department at Ellisons Solicitors and the Partner leading the sponsorship of the Golden Days Cafes.

“Having spent time at the cafes, it is incredibly rewarding to see the engagement of those living with dementia and the respite and support that can be offered to their family and carers.

“The work of the Ipswich Town Foundation within our community and the support of the club’s CEO and ex-players is outstanding and we are delighted that our continued support has enabled the Foundation to reach out to and to make a difference to more people living with dementia.

The Foundation’s Golden Days Cafés are designed to provide support and a safe environment for those living with dementia, their carers, and those bereaved.

This news is the latest in a line of positive news for the programme following its expansion into Bury St. Edmunds, with the new session being held for the first time last month.

The Foundation’s Golden Days Cafés take place on the first Thursday of every month at Portman Road and the third Wednesday of every month at Bury Town FC. The sessions take place from 10.30-12.30, with places priced at £6 per cared for participant. Refreshments and lunch are provided for all attendees and volunteers.

For more information or to book a place, contact Health & Wellbeing Manager Leanne Smith at or by calling 01473 400 987.