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It is traditional for the Mayor to support chosen charities during their term of office.   The Mayor of Ipswich Councillor Sarah Barber has chosen “This Mayor Can”  as her theme for the year ahead and is supporting three charities.

FIND (Families in Need)   - Registered Charity No 1106050

FIND is a Christian based charity that was founded in 1990 to provide emergency assistance to families or individuals affected by poverty or dispossession, within a 25 mile radius of Ipswich.   FIND is also able to offer ongoing friendship and support to those in need.

The charity provides, free of charge: food; cooking utensils; clothing, toiletries; baby equipment & nappies; bedding; survival sleeping bags; curtains & furniture; white goods; Christmas hampers & gifts, etc.  FIND also befriends people without judging them, offers advice when required and gives support for as long as it is needed.

Contact: Maureen Reynel (Chair of FIND)
Telephone:  01473 833351

Lighthouse - Women's Aid Ipswich  -  Registered Charity No: 1069296

Lighthouse Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation based in Suffolk, UK providing support to women and their children experiencing domestic abuse in their personal or family relationships.

We offer temporary accommodation in safe and supportive refuges where women and their children can recover from the traumatic effects of domestic violence and make informed choices. We also offer a range of community services, courses and counselling to support women to rebuild their lives after abuse.    We have been providing safe and supportive refuge in Ipswich since 1976.

Helpline: 01473 745111

The Ipswich Hospital Charity   -  Registered charity No: 1048827

We raise money to improve facilities, fund new equipment, provide important additional services, support staff development and initiate local medical research and innovative projects at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.   We also support community services including our local hospitals at Felixstowe and Aldeburgh and care at Bluebird Lodge.  Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of our donors and fundraisers, we are able to fund the ‘added extras’ making a real and positive difference to the experience of being in hospital better for people of all ages.

The Ipswich Hospital Charity is the only registered charity dedicated to enhancing patient experience and staff welfare across the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust sites and is an umbrella charity for raising charitable funds for the benefit of our wards, departments and specialties.  Our Charity Team also administers special appeals, legacies and general donations to the hospital.

Contact: The Ipswich Hospital Charity, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD.
Telephone: 01473 702929
Email: charity@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

Make a donation to the Mayor’s Charities

Cheques made payable to The Mayor's Charity Fund IBC can be sent to the postal address under Contact Details on this page. Alternatively, please telephone the Mayor's Secretary to make a donation by debit or credit card.

Contact Details

Civic Secretary,
Ipswich Borough Council,
4E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432641