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News Archive 2016

Ipswich Town make a festive visit to the Rainbow Ward

A Night 2 Remember
Read about our fantastic night with 70's pop sensations Brotherhood of Man

Brave Oliver Turner is Ipswich Town's Boxing Day mascot

December's fundraising stars

My WiSH Charity are nominated for an award
Read about our nomination for the Forget-Me-Not Walk

South Lee School help local children breathe easy
Read about their wonderful fundraising to help children with asthma

November's fundraisers
Thank you to this month's fundraising stars

Andreas Wales fundraising story
Read about Andreas Iron Butt challenge

Skydive 2016
Read about our wonderful skydivers 

Youngsters unite to support two different departments at hospital
Read about the Jull and Applin children and their support of the critical care and neonatal units

Inspirational Pam fundraises for hospital stroke unit
A former stroke patient has been hailed by hospital staff as an "inspiration" after fundraising for a piece of vital equipment. 

Art trail planned to commemorate the end of the First World War
Find out about our exciting plans for 2018

West Suffolk Spin 2016
All the news about our first community cycle ride 

Trust grant boosts fund to buy breast cancer test machine for West Suffolk Hospital
St Edmunds Trust support Love Your Nodes Campaign

We've been receiving support since 1988!
Check out our news story from 1988 and see if you recognise anyone in the photo

October's fundraisers
Thank you to this month's fundraising stars

Thetford 93
The group's fundraising story

Ben's beard shave helps hospital who looked after his dad
A kind-hearted son has gone clean shaven to show his support for hospital staff who cared for his dad after he had a stroke.

Fundraisers' generosity sees special bereavement suite open
A special bereavement suite which will provide a calm space where families can receive support following the loss of a baby has officially opened.

Lloyds bank staff and local businesses prepare to putt their way to charity success
Bank staff who organised a 24-hour fundraising golfing marathon will be returning to the course next month to continue their support of two charities.

Thetford 93 prepare for gruelling bank holiday weekend
A group of friends are preparing to spend two days of the August bank holiday walking the equivalent of three-and-a-half marathons for charity.

New screens boost patient privacy
Patients at West Suffolk Hospital are benefitting from greater privacy and dignity in more attractive surroundings thanks to two specially-decorated screens purchased with charity cash.

Sister act insist cycling challenge will be tougher than sky dive
Two sisters who took to the skies in support of West Suffolk Hospital are now preparing for a two-wheel challenge to continue their fundraising efforts.

'Numbums' but worth the effort as more than £1,200 raised for Hospital
A group of servicemen from RAF Honington have completed a gruelling 880-mile cycle ride to raise money to support newborn babies at West Suffolk Hospital.

Generous community throw their weight behind Love Your Nodes campaign
A fundraising appeal to buy a crucial piece of equipment for breast cancer patients at West Suffolk Hospital has got off to a fantastic start.

Memory walk opens with special unveiling
A reminiscent corridor designed to provide a calm and comforting space for patients with dementia at West Suffolk Hospital has been officially opened.

All shapes and sizes sees dog show bring bark to appeal
An appeal kick-started by a businessman’s wish to say thank you to West Suffolk Hospital has been supported by the return of a popular dog show.

Toddling tots raise money for hospital labour suites
A charity walk with a difference has seen toddling tots brave the weekend weather to support labour suites at West Suffolk Hospital.

Special fundraising evening in memory of Jacob raises more than £2,10
A family have expressed their gratitude after a fundraising evening held in memory of their baby boy raised more than £2,100.

First ever West Suffolk Spin raises close to £10,000 for Hospital
An inaugural charity cycle ride for all the family and supporting West Suffolk Hospital has raised around £10,000.

New name but same ethos as My WiSH Charity is launched to support hospital
A charity set up to further enhance the care and support offered to patients at West Suffolk Hospital has undergone a rename and rebrand.

Sharon gets set for the Marathon to say thank you to hospital departments
A keen runner has revealed she will be inspired by two different departments at West Suffolk Hospital when she takes her place in her second consecutive London Marathon.

Teacher turns runner to raise money for Forget-Me-Not appeal
A biology teacher taking part in his first ever London Marathon will be using the gruelling run to raise money for West Suffolk Hospital Charity’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign.

Charity cycle ride spurs on Emma after motorcycle crash
A motorcyclist who suffered a punctured lung and breaks to her leg, arm and ribs during a horrific accident has targeted taking part in a charity cycle ride to say thank you to hospital staff who treated her.

Frames fundraising makes big difference to hospital's youngest patients
A year-long fundraising appeal which saw staff at a Bury St Edmunds company cycle 290 miles across two counties and climb Snowdon has seen more than £13,000 for West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward.

Poignant charity calendar supports Hospital's Macmillan Unit
An inspirational charity calendar starring cancer patients – and the dedicated staff that have treated them – has helped a Bury St Edmunds salon owner raise more than £6,550 for West Suffolk Hospital’s Macmillan Unit.

Fracture clinic supported after chance hospital conversation
A chance conversation in West Suffolk Hospital’s fracture clinic has led to a donation of £900 and the purchase of a wheelchair and car seat for young orthopaedic patients.

New cycling event attracts great interest for hospital
A chance for cycling enthusiasts to take advantage of a special early bird offer and sign up to West Suffolk’s newest cycle event closes at the end of this month.

Company gives back to community with generous donation
Improvements to the mortuary department at West Suffolk Hospital have been made possible thanks to a £5,000 donation from a Mildenhall business.

New equipment to benefit lung patients
Patients with breathing problems are now able to get a quicker diagnosis while their condition can be monitored more easily thanks to a £50,000 investment in new testing equipment at West Suffolk Hospital.


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