Where business is concerned, community should always benefit, and Ipswich waterfront bar and restaurant, Isaacs on the Quay, is certainly making a difference at two big events in the next 18 months.
Taking a lead at this summer’s Maritime Ipswich Festival, Isaacs is thrilled to be confirmed as the event’s headline sponsor, helping to make a weekend to remember for over 70,000 visitors.
Maritime Ipswich Festival, which will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August this year, will once again include a funfair, a street market and visits from historic boats and sailing vessels.
Organised by Ipswich Borough Council in conjunction with Associated British Ports (ABP), Ipswich Maritime Trust and Ipswich Waterfront Action, local businesses will also play a key role. On the waterfront itself, Isaacs is perfectly placed to support visitors at this exciting festival. Isaacs’ sister companies, The Briarbank Bar and Brewery and The Gardeners Arms, are both also event sponsors.
Aidan Coughlan, owner of Isaacs on the Quay, said: “Isaacs has supported the Maritime Festival since it was reintroduced back in 2010 and we’re incredibly excited to be playing a bigger role in this fantastic event this year. The festival reminds us all of our town’s special relationship with the waterfront and the work and prosperity it has brought to our local communities.”
Carrying its support of the community on into 2019, Isaacs has also confirmed that it will be a part of St Elizabeth Hospice’s latest art trail; Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk. In addition to sponsoring an Elmer sculpture, Isaacs have joined the ‘Early Bird Herd’, pledging to raise over £3,500 for St Elizabeth Hospice through a range of fundraising activities.
“St Elizabeth Hospice touches so many lives in the local community and there aren’t many people who come through our doors who haven’t had a link with the valuable support offered by the amazing team there”, said Aidan. “Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk is an excellent attraction for our town, bringing local organisations together for a common goal.”
Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk follows hot on the heels of the Pigs Gone Wild trail in 2016, which raised £200,000 for the hospice – enough to fund one week’s care. The trail is presented by St Elizabeth Hospice in partnership with creative producers Wild in Art and Andersen Press. Taking place in 2019, it will help to celebrate 30 years of Elmer, the well-known patchwork elephant created by British author, David McKee, as well as St Elizabeth Hospice, which first opened its doors in 1989.