Our Every Heart Matters Appeal is well underway and we have hit the £5,000 mark already! The support we have had from you, our local community is outstanding. We still have a long way to go to reach our £500,000 target, but we know with your continued support we can do it and complete the state-of-the-art cardiac centre coming to the West Suffolk Hospital. We have some great ideas planned to help us reach our goal and if you want to get involved or fundraise for the appeal head over to our website or give us a call.


We are also thrilled to announce we have been chosen as the Arc’s charity of the year. This is a huge opportunity for us to go out into the community and tell you about what it is we do and how you can help us further enhance care at your local hospital.  Without the kind generosity of donors like you what we do just wouldn’t be possible. Nando’s Bury St Edmunds have already got behind us by taking part in a Chinese Dragon Boat Race and all the money they have raised is going into the Wish Upon a Star fund which supports children across the hospital. The fund will really benefit some of the smaller areas which can easily get overlooked,  and this will mean that all our young patients attending the hospital will get their treatment and that little bit extra too.
Finally don’t forget we have our upcoming marathon on 29th October. The St Eds’ Running Festival has four distances to choose from, you can take on a marathon, half marathon, 10k or even a fun run so there is a course for all abilities. We are working closely with Jack Tappin of HaverSports and Bury Town Pastors, and the day promises to be great fun for all ages and a great way to really challenge yourself.
If you wish to take part in the marathon, help as a volunteer on the day, get involved with our Every Heart Matters appeal or just find out more about what we, as a charity do, then head over to our website www.mywishcharity.co.uk,  give us a call on 01284 712952 or email us at fundraising@wsh.nhs.uk
Best wishes
Sue Smith, Fundraising Manager