Category: Charity and Fundraising

  • Love Ipswich

    Love Ipswich

    Love Ipswich is an organisation that aims to reach the needs of our town. Ipswich, Suffolk is a town which like many others in the country is experiencing high levels of poverty and a rise in youth crime. A recent report stated that 1 in 3 children are living in poverty in Ipswich. The aim…

  • A 9+ Mile Walk from East Ipswich, to Felixstowe Pier, For Alzheimer’s Research UK

    A 9+ Mile Walk from East Ipswich, to Felixstowe Pier, For Alzheimer’s Research UK

    Dave (‘Sooper Cooper’ aged 76), and Robin Howlett (66), both Christachums, from Ipswich – have just raised almost £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The intrepid (if rather elderly) pair, set out from east Ipswich on the morning of Monday 4 September, to finish at Felixstowe Pier. It was a warm day! It took them longer than they thought – (via…

  • East Anglian Traditional Music Trust

    East Anglian Traditional Music Trust

    East Anglian Traditional Music Trust members were kept very busy at FolkEast. East Anglian Traditional Music Trust in partnership with FolkEast presented the Vaughan Williams Folk Showcase, a National Lottery funded project. Working with Finn Collinson and Emma Beach and with support from guest tutors Kate Griffin and Stu Hannah nine young musicians created inspirational…

  • CCLL – The Helping Hand for Ukraine and Online Charity Shop

    CCLL – The Helping Hand for Ukraine and Online Charity Shop

    A big thank you to everyone who donated items for our School Project. Kevin Parker set off to Poland on 9 June to meet with our partners and hand over all the aid we have collected plus the fantastic collection of school supplies – over 85kg collected!! The school equipment was delivered on the last…

  • My Wish Charity

    My Wish Charity

    Fun day at Lake Avenue We have had some fantastic donations in recently thanks to a variety of fundraisers.  First up is Lake Avenue Stores who held a fun day. Unfortunately, they held it on a day of torrential rain but it didn’t stop play and owners, Mash and Arti Odedra, managed to raise £500.…

  • Volunteering – Safety in Numbers

    Volunteering – Safety in Numbers

    We all want to feel safe in and around the water and we recently saw many of the volunteers who keep us safe coming together for a training exercise at Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park. An evening training exercise, organised by the Woolverstone Project (who offer sailing for the disabled at Alton Water and on…

  • St Elizabeth Care Agency Celebrates 10th Anniversary 

    St Elizabeth Care Agency Celebrates 10th Anniversary 

    The team at St Elizabeth Care Agency are proudly celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. The Ipswich-based organisation marked their landmark anniversary with a day of cake, balloons and plenty of flowers for staff to enjoy on Monday, 12 June. For ten years the organisation has delivered high quality, personalised support to hundreds of clients…

  • Suffolk Army Cadets Charity Rideout to Become Annual Event

    Suffolk Army Cadets Charity Rideout to Become Annual Event

    Suffolk Army Cadets 1st Annual County Food Bank Rideout Collection 2023 Suffolk Army Cadets have completed the first in what is to become an Annual Charity Event. The challenge, set by the Commandant Colonel Rob Simpkin to all 23 Detachments within the County, was to collect donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries to be distributed…

  • Positivity from PAWS-itivity at Woodbridge School

    Positivity from PAWS-itivity at Woodbridge School

    Woodbridge School is proud to confirm sponsorship of the PAWS-itivity Labrador sculpture ‘Atticus’ as part of the Suffolk Libraries largest ever fundraising campaign to remind us how much positivity a library can bring. The campaign also aims to raise awareness of Suffolk Libraries as a charity that nurtures and supports communities. PAWS-itivity will see over…

  • Pink Ladies on track to raise £1m

    Pink Ladies on track to raise £1m

    The iconic Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run is set to return in style this year as the event races towards afundraising total of £1m. Marking its 20th anniversary on Sunday 2nd July a convoy of more than 100 decorated tractorsswathed in pink will snake its way through south Norfolk and north Suffolk. To date, the…

  • Charity Plant Nursery Launches New Season

    Charity Plant Nursery Launches New Season

    Ipswich-based charity ActivLives is holding a plant fair at its new-look nursery on Tuesday 30 May 10am-2pm. Please come and browse our new selection of perennials, shrubs, and climbers at this lovely walled site – Chantry Walled Garden in Chantry Park, Ipswich IP2 0BS – run by community volunteers. Tea, coffee and cakes will be…

  • New Organisers for Suffolk Dog Day

    New Organisers for Suffolk Dog Day

    After 16 years of supporting Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk Dog Day has announced it will now be hosted and supporting independent Suffolk charity, St Elizabeth Hospice. Launched in 2007 by volunteers, to raise awareness and financial support for the work of Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk Dog Day has become a staple event in the Suffolk…

  • ‘2,023 For 2023’ Launched

    ‘2,023 For 2023’ Launched

    Following the King’s Coronation, thousands of organisations will be coming together to offer the opportunity to help out in our local communities… so where do we fit in and what can you do? Communities Together East Anglia (CTEA) is a county-wide Suffolk charity committed to reducing loneliness and social isolation. This is done through a number…

  • Suffolk Entrepreneur Brings Mobility Aid To UK

    Suffolk Entrepreneur Brings Mobility Aid To UK

    After selling over 4,000 in the States, Ipswich-based Ewan Phillips has brought the LifeGlider to the UK to roaring success.

  • Walk Pier to Pier for St Helena Hospice this May 

    Walk Pier to Pier for St Helena Hospice this May 

    St Helena Hospice’s popular sponsored walk is returning on Sunday, 14 May and the local charity is urging people to sign up to help ensure more patients and families facing incurable illness and bereavement can receive the support they desperately need. The family-friendly event is a favourite amongst local people, supporters of the hospice, and local businesses, attracting hundreds…

  • St Elizabeth Hospice Opens Moments Coffee Shop at Ipswich Town Hall

    St Elizabeth Hospice Opens Moments Coffee Shop at Ipswich Town Hall

    Independent Suffolk charity, St Elizabeth Hospice has officially unveiled its new Moments Coffee Shop at Ipswich Town Hall.

  • Stowmarket Wildlife Group – Suffolk Wildlife Trust

    Stowmarket Wildlife Group – Suffolk Wildlife Trust

    APRIL 2023 ADDERS AT MINSMERE With Steve Everett  Wednesday, 26 April, 7.30pm – Village Hall, Stowupland, IP14 4BQ. Admission £3.  Adders are the UK’s only venomous snake and receive plenty of hysterical publicity in the press, despite the fact that many people have never even seen one. Yet they are fascinating creatures and deserve our…

  • River Gipping Trust

    River Gipping Trust

    This year River Gipping Trust volunteers have been busy reinstating around 3km of the riverside footpath alongside the River Gipping – The Ipswich to Stowmarket Navigation, and plan to reopen more next year. With the Trust’s new footbridge at Baylham now open to walkers, a permissive path has been created around 1km long retracing the…