For the love of kindness and diversity Written by Claire Staddon , CEO Emmaus Suffolk

Published on September 29, 2023

For the love of kindness and diversity - Ipswich.love

Dear Ipswich, How are tricks?

I left Ipswich at 18 swearing to never return, never get married and never have children.

I returned having fallen in love with an Ipswich boy (great-grandson of an Ipswich Mayor) to have 2 Ipswich-born children and to fall in love with this town. Its kindness, diversity and eclectic views are always a surprise and joy.

Claire Staddon
CEO Emmaus Suffolk

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