Email: Registered charity - 1077587

SPARK is a registered charity (1077587) established to provide and assist in the provision for Sport, Recreation and other leisure time occupation for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Town of Kesgrave in the interests of social welfare and in order to improve the quality of life of the said inhabitants.

SPARK raises funds and is open to receive contributions from any person or persons or organisation.

Its main fund raising income comes from the 2nd Stop Charity Shop located in one of the Tesco shop units.

SPARK needs your help!

If you care about leisure activities in your town why not get involved or just visit the 2nd Stop charity shop - every little helps!

For more information about SPARK or to offer your help please contact:

SPARK does not participate directly or indirectly in any activity which is not charitable according to the laws of the United Kingdom. All funds and property of SPARK shall at all times used only for purposes that are charitable and in pursuance of its objects.

The income and property of SPARK shall be applied solely to the objects of SPARK.

The policy and general management of SPARK shall be directed by an Executive Committee consisting of a maximum of ten elected members over eighteen years of age that hold office for two years but be eligible for re-election. Members can also be co-opted to provide specialist knowledge or skills but shall not be entitled to vote at meetings.

A full copy of the constitution can be downloaded <here>.

The Trustees at 31 March 2019 are:

Mr Charles Rayworth (Chairman)

Mr Patrick Mills (Secretary/Treasurer)

Mrs Molly Arnot

Mr Barry Thomas

Mrs Judith Francis

Mrs Tina Shute

Dr Stewart Young

Mrs Angela Finch

Mr Ashley Jordan

Mr David Steward

Membership of SPARK is open to:-

(i) Individuals of sixteen years and over residing in the town of Kesgrave and

(ii) the Town Council, voluntary organisations, sports organisations and any clubs or organisations operating within the area of benefit (ie Kesgrave)

SPARK has given large and small grants to many Kesgrave based organisations including the Kesgrave Community Centre Sports Hall (£180,000), Cricket Club, 1st Kesgrave Scout Group, the Guides, Cycle Speedway, Holm Court, Youth Club, Friends United Motor Cycle Club, Panthers Cycle Speedway Club, Tennis Club, Friendship Club, 5K Fun Run, November Fireworks, Bowls Club, Music Festival, Short Mat Bowls Club, Music Festival, Kesgrave High School, Kesgrave Market, Parkrun, Heath School, Gorseland School, Cedarwood School, Suffolk Aviation Heritage Group, Cancer Care, Kestrels Football Club, Deben Archers, All Saints Church etc.

SPARK can help individuals (over 16), the Town Council, voluntary organisations, sports organisations and any clubs or organisations in Kesgrave by way of provision of small items of equipment or grants for training etc.

It may be that your playgroup is in need of some new painting aprons, or you need some cards for a bingo evening. Do you need some bats and balls or some new darts and a dartboard for your club?

If the answer to this type of question is yes, then may be SPARK can help you out. We cannot promise anything but it costs nothing to ask!

If you think SPARK could help, please write to us with a brief description of your needs and an up to date set of accounts to Pat Mills our secretary.

We will consider them all and if we can we'll help with funding.

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