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The unique way we operate our charitable trust means the community can tell us which area of the hospital they would like their fundraising to go towards – and we can guarantee that your donation goes to that individual ward, piece of equipment or in memory of a loved one.

West Suffolk Hospital is your hospital. Put it simply, your fundraising has made a direct difference to the care we can provide to yourselves, your family and friends and the local community.

Sue Smith, Head of fundraising, My WiSH Charity

Current Appeals:

#25 Appeal

25 purple transparentOur #25 birthday appeal has been launched to celebrate the past 25 years of supporting West Suffolk Hospital.

We want you to put on your thinking caps and think about #25 and the fun you can raising money for our WiSH Upon a Star appeal which will enable us to fund a play specialist for the emergency department.  

Click below to find out more about the #25 appeal and about the history of My WiSH Charity.


Help your NHS hospital

Facebook postOur Help your NHS hospital appeal has been launched to raise funds to support West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and its staff during the coronavirus crisis.

The country is being asked to work from home, social distance from our loved ones, stay indoors, and stay safe. Our INCREDIBLE NHS staff cannot do that. They are on the front line everyday 24/7 to be there for us all.

Help us raise funds to support them whilst caring for those who need it most.

Find out more here


Butterfly Appeal

Purple background, white wordsHelp us enhance the care for terminally ill patients at West Suffolk Hospital.

We have launched our Butterfly Appeal to raise £340,000 to build a dedicated space within a beautiful garden so patients can be surrounded by their loved ones as they prepare to say goodbye. 

 

Every Heart Matters 

EHM Purple background, white words, red heart

My WiSH Charity launched it's biggest appeal in July 2017.

Thanks to our supporters we raised £500,000 to support the build of a new cardiac diagnostic unit at West Suffolk Hospital.

 

Find out more about Every Heart Matters


WiSH Upon a Star 

WiSH Upon A Star logoOur WiSH Upon a Star appeal supports our children across the hospital.

It covers all aspects of paediatric care including the neonatal unit, the Rainbow children's ward, the maternity unit, day surgery, fracture clinic, paediatric asthma, paediatric diabetes, eye clinic, dermatology, the emergency department and any other outpatient clinics or ward areas who care for our young patients.

Find out more about WiSH Upon a Star


Love Your Nodes 

Love Your Nodes Logo jpg - CopyLaunched on 1st July 2016, this campaign raised £25,000 for a Sentimag machine.

This machine is used on the breast care unit to enable accurate removal of lymph nodes for our breast cancer patients.

Although we have now purchased the machine the campaign continues. Read why here.

Find out more about Love Your Nodes


Forget-Me-Not Dementia

ForgetMeNotLogoLaunched in 2014, this campaign has seen incredible success smashing its target of £25,000.

Currently the campaign has reached over £100,000 and has helped several areas of the hospital.  In July 2016 our memory walk was finally                                                                    unveiled with 100 metres of local and national images. 

Find out more about Forget-Me-Not 


Arthrose Appeal

Final Arthrose logoLaunched in 2014 by local businessman Ben Lord, the aim of this appeal is to further enhance the care given in West Suffolk Hospital's orthopaedic and trauma departments.

Thanks to his support and that of the community, the Arthrose Appeal has seen fantastic success in enhancing care to our patients.


Bereavement Suite

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Thanks to our wonderful fundraisers we reached our target of £65,000 and were thrilled to open our Jasmine Suite in July 2016.

 

Find out more about the Bereavement Suite


The Beat It Appeal

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Beat It was our first big appeal and was run in conjunction with the Bury Free Press. More than £65,000 was raised and enabled us to purchase a prostate cancer scanner. 

 

Find out more about The Beat It Appeal

If you would like to fundraise for any part of the hospital, please email Sue Smith, Head of Fundraising at the hospital, who would be delighted to help in any way possible, or call us on 01284 712952.

 

Charity Registration Number:1049223