Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley

Members of the Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley painted a room for the Phoenix Counselling Practice in Stowmarket. The room is to be used for play therapy, improving the environment they can offer for the counselling of young children. The club used their existing connection with the Men’s Shed to organise and pay for the provision of shelving, reconstruction of a trolley carrying a sand tray and the supply of a new window blind and light fitting.

The club felt that Phoenix offered both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy to the local community, their aim being to provide, without delay, the kind of counselling needed at an affordable price. There is a considerable delay in the time it takes for the state to provide such assistance and in many instances it can be too late. Their services include a wide range of valuable counselling available not only to family members, but including employee counselling and helping people with disabilities. For more information visit:

The Rotary Club’s assistance was organised and supported by Rotarians Jeff Stern, Mike Matthews and Peter Andrews. “After the talk given by Alice Dobby of the Phoenix Counselling Service, members were extremely impressed by the valuable work they are doing for the community in the Stowmarket area and that they are a local charity that is deserving of our support,” said Jeff.

The Rotary Club usually meets every other Thursday evening at the Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket and if you want a taste of what they are about, whether you be young or old, male or female, you would be very welcome. For more information contact Richard Tingey:

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