Survivors in Transition

Survivors in Transition (SiT) is a registered charity, based in Ipswich, providing telephone, email and online support, as well as a specialist counselling and therapy service for adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

We are extremely grateful to MacFinder (Macrefresh Ltd.), who have built us a custom CMS, assisted us with its implementation and data population.  One of the issues we faced as a small charity with limited funds was finding a solution that worked for us rather than the other way around; not to mention the cost involved in purchasing an off the shelf product. We support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and Macrefresh have dealt with this subject in a sensitive and respectful manner, quickly understanding our needs. Macrefresh have produced a bespoke database for us that exceeds our requirements in terms of client management and reporting demands. It has been wonderful to work with a local business who clearly take their commitment to their local community seriously.

– Fiona Ellis

MacFinder (MacRefresh Ltd.) have donated Apple iMac’s, provided networking services and have donated both developer & programmer time to SiT to design and build the bespoke CMS that now runs the operations of the charity.

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ActivLives

ActivLives is a local small, grassroots charity, working in Ipswich and across Suffolk, providing local support and motivating people to improve their own health and well-being; keeping people connected with their communities to reduce social isolation and loneliness and providing access to learning, training and volunteering opportunities to enable people to gain skills and find meaningful employment.

ActivLives reached out to MacFinder (MacRefresh ltd.) as they’re staff were struggling due to out of date technology. With our assistance, we’ve updated their systems to bring them into the 21st century. This refresh allows their staff to work faster, experience less downtime due to older systems and spend more time helping out in our community

I would just like to thank you and MacFinder (MacRefresh) for supplying the Laptops and Ipads for ActivLives. They arrived safely and have already been given to staff, who are over the moon.

– Julie Stokes (CEO)

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Poppies Care Farm

We can all lead an active and fulfilling life! On Poppies Care Farm the team members have learning difficulties and mental health challenges. They all work together to contribute to the running of the farm, from growing vegetables to caring for the animals.

The Poppies Care Farm website had become dated, over time, so MacFinder (Macrefresh Ltd.) offered to re-build it, from scratch. Using their in-house marketing team, they have developed a fresh site, which is now available, to truly showcase what PCF does.

MacFinder (MacRefresh Ltd.) has been working with Poppies to get their IT equipment updated and refurbished as well as build a brand new website from the ground up.

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Ipswich Town Academy

The goal of the Ipswich Town Academy is very simple; they want to offer the best players in this region the opportunity to develop into top class footballers and play for a great club. Ipswich Town has always been seen as a developer of players. Over the years it has provided many players, not only for Ipswich Town but for other professional clubs and also for the national game. The Academy is very much the cornerstone. Whatever level the Club has played at, the youth development system has provided a large percentage of squad members.

The Academy works with players nationally and internationally and provides opportunities for an excellent career. MacFinder (MacRefresh Ltd.) is an official sponsor of the Ipswich Town Academy helping the youth of today achieve their dreams and aspiration to become a professional footballer.

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Digital Bridges Project

Digital Bridges is a Social Enterprise Project which provides an environment and opportunity for young people to teach older generations of the local community how to use an iPad and preserve their memories digitally for future generations to enjoy.  Through these paired activities young people develop vital communication, listening and literacy skills as they interact with the stories and conversations of an older age.

At MacFinder (MacRefresh Ltd.) we want to help Digital Bridges equip a non-digital generation to record their stories for future generations to appreciate. These stories don’t need to be grand – just personal. They may be as simple as linking objects or photographs with verbal recounts. Digital memories will be multi-modal artefacts created by combining analogue materials from the older participants’ lives, such as photos, tickets, papers, books etc. and linking them with a narrative of their memories recorded in audio and written text.

We’ve to help Digital Bridges with the supply of technology to ensure they can continue to move towards their ultimate goal.

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Small Grant Scheme

We would like to express an enormous thank you to the team at New Anglia Growth Hub for assisting our business and help us grow. If you’re looking to grow your business, develop a new product or improve productivity the new Anglia LEP’s Small Grant Scheme funded by the ERDF offers grants up to £25,000 to business in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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