The Bridge Project in Sudbury honours work of founders with commemorative plaque

From left to right: Vice-chairman of the board of trustees Miles Beasley, The Bridge Project founder

From left to right: Vice-chairman of the board of trustees Miles Beasley, The Bridge Project founders Anesta Newson, Ken Newson and chairman of the board of trustees Paul Mackman, with the commemorative plaque created by Brendan Layzell. Picture: THE BRIDGE PROJECT - Credit: Archant

The founders of a successful charity in Sudbury have been honoured with a commemorative plaque.

The Bridge Project was set up in 1994 to support disadvantaged adults and became a registered charity in 1995.

Founders Ken and Anesta Newson built the project into a key organisation in Sudbury which works with adults who have dementia, learning disabilities and mental health problems.

On Friday, September 29 the plaque was unveiled in the town’s Gainsborough Street where trustees, staff, volunteers, family and friends were on hand to pay tribute to the work of former chief executive Anesta and Ken, who has recently stepped down from his trustee role.

Mrs Newson said: “The Bridge Project has really enriched the lives of the people involved, and has become an integral part of the local community.


You may also want to watch:


“It has been an amazing journey, and it is fantastic that The Bridge Project continues to go from strength to strength.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter