Virtual Challenge Resources

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Become a Friend of the Cancer Wellbeing Centre

Become a Friend of the Cancer Wellbeing Centre, and become a friend of ours. Our Cancer Wellbeing centres offer the calm, friendly spaces people with cancer need. From talking therapies to coffee mornings and swimming sessions, they’re vital to our community. But they day-to-day running of our centres relies on the kindness of people like you. Become a Friend of Ours and your regular donations will help give even more people living with cancer the space they need. Read more

Staff gardening wellbeing workshops

We are pleased to announce planning permission has been granted for the wellbeing garden at Colchester Hospital.  In the upcoming months, the RHS charity will be running staff engagement workshops and activities with gardening and plants at their heart. Read more

Blossom Messages

Sponsor a Bloom this Spring and leave a message in dedication to a loved one or for our staff on our virtual wall. Read more

Blossoms 2023

Following the phenomenal success of the limited edition hot pink and burnished metal blooms specially created by Suffolk Ironworks in 2021, we are pleased to announce that you can once again support the Blossom Appeal by adding a light pink version Bloom to the new Breast Care Centre garden. Read more

Donating other items to our hospitals

Find out what other items we can and can't accept and where to donate. Read more

Fundraising Checklist

Thinking of organising your own event? Looking for inspiration, advice and want to do everything possible to make sure it’s a success? Then here you will find out our top tips. Read more

Leaving a gift in your Will

When you leave a legacy gift to the Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, you help take care of patients and their friends and family, long into the future. Read more

Donating in lieu of flowers at a funeral

We know that when you lose someone you love, you want to cherish the memories you have and celebrate their life in the best possible way. Remembering a loved one through in memory donations to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity is a wonderful lasting and meaningful way to pay tribute to that special person. Read more

Creating an online tribute

A tribute page is a wonderful way of honouring the life of a loved one - both today and as a legacy for the future - so you may wish to consider setting up an online page for gifts in lieu of flowers or to ask for donations in memory of your loved one at an event. We recommend using JustGiving. Read more

Giving a gift in memory

Remembering a loved one through making a gift in their memory to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity is a wonderful way to celebrate their life. Read more

Compliments and complaints

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity welcomes all feedback, whether compliments or complaints, so that we can continue to improve our service and working practices. We abide by our Fundraising Promise and we aim to give a high standard of service to all our supporters. Read more

Privacy Statement

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How we manage your money

In 2022/23 we provided grants totalling £2.793m to support patients in hospital, NHS staff and community services. We provide and prioritise grants to patients, staff and our local community that meet our strategic objectives to keep people in control of their health, lead the integration of care, develop centres of excellence, support and develop staff, drive technology enabled care and reduce health inequalities Read more

Who we are

We are proud to be the official local NHS charity of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), which provides hospital and community health services to around one million people and in 2022/23 was the second largest NHS organisation in the region. Read more

Holding an event in memory

Many of our supporters find it therapeutic to organise an event appropriate to the memory of a family member, friend or colleague. There are a number of ways you can fundraise in memory of your loved one. Read more