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Ipswich Building Society’s Tower Ramparts branch held a coffee morning and handed over a cheque for £1025.48 from the building society’s We-Care account. The account pays out an annual bonus to a choice of three local charities, one of which is St Elizabeth Hospice. Ipswich Building Society’s non executive director Charles Tilley attended the event to talk to customers who made donations for the refreshments on offer.
Suffolk Freemasons have donated just over £3,500 to St Elizabeth Hospice. The money came from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity and is part of a pot of £11,846 donated to five Hospices in Suffolk this December. Barry Ross, provincial grand master for Suffolk, said: “Supporting hospice services remains very important to Freemasons in Suffolk. The care they provide is exceptional but continuous financial support is necessary to ensure such a dedicated service.” Since 1984 the Freemasons have donated £9.3m to hospices nationwide.
Andy Holland and Andy Smith organised a country and western valentines evening at The Selkirk Inn raising £190 for the Hospice. They visited the Hospice to hand over a cheque to Julie Bull from the Hospice fundraising team.
Sixth form students at Leiston Community High School handed over a cheque to Community Fundraiser Andrea Chupacova after raising £500 for the Hospice. The students dressed up for the day in fancy costumes to collect donations in Leiston, Aldeburgh, Saxmundham and Snape.
20 finance employees from AXA revitalised the Hospice gardens. The male and female volunteers cleared the area, dug flower beds and planted shrubs, plants and laid grass seed.
Car dealership John Grose Group Ltd have made a donation of used computers to the Hospice. Corporate Fundraising Manager Sara White visited the showroom in Ipswich to receive the computers the company no longer needed.
David Parry together with Gary Birch, Daniel Haselwood and Jim Street at the Black Horse Pub in Ipswich held a pool tournament and raised £293.60. Dave Parry won the cup in memory of his mum.
BT provided the Hospice with 11 volunteers to help out in the Hospice gardens as part of a nationwide scheme called the Adult Work Placement (AWP) programme. The volunteers helped out at the Hospice by weeding, power washing the pavement, planting lavender and other shrubs and mowing the lawn.
MLM Multidisciplinary Consulting in Ipswich recently handed over a donation of £1000 to Corporate Fundraising Manager Sara White. The company have joined the Hospice’s Pillars of the Community scheme as a bronze pillar.
The Ipswich Hospital Band raised £3,234 for the Hospice by playing carols during the festive season in Ipswich and Felixstowe.
Biffa Waste SVS raised a total of £2512.22 for the Hospice by donating £5 each day they didn't have a health and safety incident.
Two year 8 school girls Elissa Smedley and Georgia Askins raised £36 for the Hospice by taking part in a sponsored silence for a whole day at their school, Felixstowe Academy, Maidstone Campus.
Dennis Tattoo raised £2,442.50 by climbing Kilimanjaro in June 2012.
The Liz Robinson Commodore's Ball, organised by James Robinson, raised £5,360.50, with £2,466 raised by a raffle. The prizes and winning numbers were:
- Week in a traditional Andalucian house – 0987
- iPad – 2075 - Barton Le Clay, Beds
- Green fees and lunch for 4 at Woodbridge Golf Club – 0971
- Orford Cottage for a week – 0862
- Sunday lunch at The Crown & Castle, Orford – 0955
- Digital camera – 4484 – Loudham, Suffolk
- Brunch trip on The Lady Florence – 4527 – Horsham, Sussex
- £100 Love to Shop vouchers – 2598 – Sanderstead