Category: Charity and Fundraising

  • Running Club Puts In Miles for Charity

    Running Club Puts In Miles for Charity

    Members of a running club on the Essex/Suffolk border will be putting their training into practice for a good cause when they join forces to run for 24 hours and raise funds for bowel cancer research. Members of the Brantham Leisure Club Running Club (BLC On the Run) have been inspired by the story of…

  • Manningtree and District Food Bank 

    Manningtree and District Food Bank 

    We were able to help over 120 households this year with a Christmas ‘pack’, and this was only possible because of the unfailing generosity of so many people in our community recently, and during the past year. Our local Churches and schools have all contributed together with Rose Builders and their clients, a number of…

  • Elmsett and Aldham Indoor Community Markets 

    Elmsett and Aldham Indoor Community Markets 

    I am planning for the community Indoor markets to continue on the second Saturday of each month in some shape or form. This year any monies made will be given to Cancer Research UK (CRUK) – another much-valued and crucial charity needing support. We will be back on Saturday, 9 March 2024 with a full…

  • Jewellery Workshop Charity Open Day

    Jewellery Workshop Charity Open Day

    This March we shall be celebrating ten successful years in The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. A greater achievement than that though – it will be fifty years since Rick started making beautiful pieces of jewellery at Asprey in Bond Street. To celebrate we are holding a Charity Open day. And as on our two previous Open Days,…

  • Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare 

    Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare 

    What will that Chihuahua say next? Kenneth believes he, and all the contributors to this excellent magazine, are time travellers because their articles will be read by you in the future. His beguiling manner actually threw me for a moment until I snapped out of it! He’s obviously been watching too much television. Mind you,…

  • Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket Cats Protection

    Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket Cats Protection

    This month we are looking for a home for Benji, a very handsome cat with beautiful amber eyes who is just under one year old. Benji may be a little shy with people he doesn’t know but once he knows you he is very lively and loves fuss and attention and will follow you around.…

  • Grow Your Dough to Support My WiSH

    Grow Your Dough to Support My WiSH

    This month sees My WiSH Charity launch a new fundraising challenge, with the aim to raise funds for an activity assistant for elderly patients, many of whom have dementia.  Teams will receive a £50 starter donation and are encouraged to ‘run wild’ with fundraising ideas over three months to claim the title of ‘Grow Your…

  • ActivLives 

    ActivLives 

    Make a fresh start in 2024 and join one of ActiveLives’ free gardening courses

  • My Wish 

    My Wish 

    Make 2024 the year you help support the community who need to use our wonderful NHS Who are My WiSH? A new year always seems like a good opportunity for us to just explain, to those who don’t know, who My WiSH Charity are, and what we do. We are your local NHS charity, supporting…

  • Christmas Experience Raises Money for Charities

    Christmas Experience Raises Money for Charities

    £1528 for Foodbank and Save the Children. Thanks to all those who supported this event at Barham Church on 2 December. Despite being a very cold day lots of people turned out over the six hours and over 70 excited children were able to visit Father Christmas in his wonderful grotto. Our thanks to all who…

  • Copdock with Washbrook Village Shoe Box Appeal

    Copdock with Washbrook Village Shoe Box Appeal

    A very big thank you to everyone who donated to this year’s village shoebox appeal. By working together, we managed to fill and send 52 shoe boxes to children who desperately needed to receive a gift. Every single item donated, or pound given, helps us to achieve this total and our boxes were filled to…

  • Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare News 

    Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare News 

    Have you made any resolutions as you hang the new calendar, flip through the seed catalogues and holiday brochures or search for evening classes? Maybe you want to turn over a new leaf, eat less, exercise more – or how about volunteering once a week? A few hours of your time can make a huge…

  • Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 

    Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 

    Kenny’s SESAW News Brrrr! I don’t like these cold, dark days and nor does Ollie (the Black Cat). He sprawls across the desk, swipes Mum if she tries to access her paperwork then walks over the keyboard which spues blank pages out of the printer! One of my other housemates, Buttons, is a Norfolk Terrier,…

  • RSPB Ipswich Local Group

    RSPB Ipswich Local Group

    Ipswich RSPB Local Group’s programme of Indoor Meetings continue throughout the winter with a full programme of interesting talks. In December the ever-popular photographer, Bill Baston, will be sharing with us the delights of Eastern Europe. We then start off the New Year in January with David Dowdling, the wildlife education team leader for Ipswich…

  • The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

    The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

    Two men from East Suffolk are preparing for a fundraising challenge to support The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. Dominic Adams and Richard Buck will be cycling 425 miles from Suffolk to Lands’ End in June 2024.  The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust supports women who have suffered an ectopic pregnancy and their families. Ectopic pregnancy, which is when…

  • Woodbridge Mayor and Volunteers Celebrate Milestone

    Woodbridge Mayor and Volunteers Celebrate Milestone

    The Mayor of Woodbridge joined a group of volunteers at the Woodbridge 41 Club Charity Christmas Card Shop, on 20 November, to celebrate raising £1,000,000 for charity. The cards have been sold in various pop-up shops over the past thirty-one years. The shop has supported over fifty charities ranging from large national ones such as…

  • SkillSure 

    SkillSure 

    On 14 October, our new training, marketing, and media company, SkillSure, launched in the heart of Suffolk. Our ethos is to provide all local companies, self-employed, charities, and volunteers with high quality, accredited, regulated, and up-to-date training, media management, and marketing, to ensure they meet the needs of governing bodies, legal requirements, business and staff…

  • 1st Kesgrave Scout Group Christmas Card Collection

    1st Kesgrave Scout Group Christmas Card Collection

    Don’t forget the Scouts Christmas card collection and delivery service is running again this year. The delivery area covers Kesgrave, Rushmere, Ipswich Borough and Martlesham (i.e. all postcodes IP1 to IP5) together with Felixstowe, The Trimleys and Kirton and some of the surrounding villages including Claydon, Barham, Gt Blakenham, Westerfield, Witnesham, Henley, Tuddenham and Old…