Examples of organisations that have benefited from the Trust

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Recent grants have been to:

Abbeycroft Leisure - £19,062.94 for a poolpod at Haverhill Leisure Centre

Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds - £24,780 for captioning and audio-described equipment for people with hearing impairment

Families Together Suffolk - £7,730 for a ‘Moving On’ project for supporting families with suffering with post-natal and other mental health problems.

REACT - £7,688 to provide equipment for terminally ill children in West Suffolk.

The Bridge Project Sudbury - £22,000 for ergonomic and accessible gardening equipment.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK - £800 for digital and printed information for sufferers.

Less recently, grants have been given to:

Friends of Exning School - £6,000 to purchase and install trampoline at The Hive

St. Nicholas Hospice Care - £6,500 to purchase beds and mattresses

Suffolk Community Foundation - £15,000 to Martineau Fund to support individuals with health and medical needs

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust Charitable Fund - £40,654 to purchase biodome and equipment for Wedgwood Therapy Garden

REACT  - £6,601 for equipment for terminally ill children

Mobility Trust UK  - £2,671 to purchase a mobility scooter

St. Nicholas Hospice Care - £5,792 for syringes and lockcases

British Red Cross - £22,000 towards purchase of a van to deliver mobility aids

Achieving Aspirations CIC - £13,764 for purchase and installation of a wheelchair swing and grass safety mats.

Bridge Project, Sudbury  - £22,000 for 2 access ramps and power assisted doors

St Edmundsbury Newstalk Association - £1,902.00 for a duplicator

Deafblind UK - £509.64 to fund ‘Open Hand’ publication for West Suffolk members

Motor Neurone Disease Association - £2,000 for equipment loan for beneficiaries

British Red Cross  -   £11,700 to purchase wheelchairs, mobility aids and PPE equipment

Bury St Edmunds Womens Aid   -  £22,300  for costs for a mental health social worker

Friends of Exning School    -   £20,602 to purchase for lighting equipment and radio microphones for children with special educational needs.

Gatehouse Caring in East Anglia  -  £1,348 to purchase Universal Double Dollies

Macmillan Cancer Support  - £15,000 to support small grants for people with cancer in West Suffolk

Suffolk Community Foundation  -  £15,000 to the Martineau Care Fund to support individuals with health and medical needs in West Suffolk.

REACT  -  £6,559  for equipment for terminally ill children in West Suffolk and Sudbury

Riverwalk School  -  £20,225 to purchase equipment for pupils attending the school.

St. Nicholas Hospice Care - £4087.98 to purchase equipment for the ward. 

Upbeat Heart Support - £8,784 for instructor and cardiac nurse.

Our Special Friends £2,529

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra £4,000

St. Nicholas Hospice Care £6,900

Achieving Aspirations CIC £4,000

REACT  £5,000

BSE Rickshaw £1,440

Samaritans BSE and  West Suffolk  £4,431.60

BSEVC  £4,817

Motor Neurone Disease Association £2,000

Eden-Rose Coppice Trust £3,519

The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds £7,989

Headway Suffolk £1,650

Livability (Icanho) £1,834

Gatehouse - £2,000

East Anglian Air Ambulance  £5,000

Suffolk Befriending Scheme £9,360

Suffolk Community Foundation – for Disability Care Fund £15,000

Art Branches CIC  £5,020

Homestart in Suffolk - £4,686

Eden’s Project – £2,997

Kernos Centre – £12,000

HCPT Group 86 - £2,400

Milkmaid Folk Arts - £2,800

East Anglian Air Ambulance – £5,000

Suffolk Community Foundation – £15,000

Millennium Farm Trust (Depden Care Farm) - £8324

Spinning Wheel Theatre - £1,900

Motor Neurone Disease Association - £2,000 towards loans of equipment and grant provision for sufferers in West Suffolk

Action for Children - £3,000

Stepping Stones Pre-School Exning - £8,276 to provide special needs sensory areas for children with special needs

£7000 awarded to WASH Sailability , a charity that introduces the freedom and excitement of sailing to those with physical, mental or sensory disabilities.

Suffolk Disability Care Fund - £15,000 for Wet Suffolk individuals with disabilities in need of specialist equipment

Anglia Care Trust - £3,000 for continuation of care to young people and families in distress in West Suffolk

Macmillan Cancer Support - £10,000 for support costs for local cancer patients

REACT - £5,000 for rapid and effective treatment for children in West Suffolk with terminal illness

Suffolk Mind - £10,000 to provide free counselling for residents of West Suffolk

MTCIC Counselling Service, Suffolk - £15,000 to fund free counselling sessions and the provisions of two additional counselling rooms

Headway Suffolk - £1,926.00 to fund purchase of ‘Sara Steady' aid for clients in West Suffolk

My WiSH, which supports West Suffolk Hospital received £7,000 towards the purchase a Sentimag machine to enhance the care of breast cancer patients.

Bury St Edmunds & West Suffolk Samaritans - towards volunteer training costs & office equipment and a grant of £7,200 has been made towards the cost of rental of premises and outreach in 2015.

Gatehouse - a grant of £2356 for the refurbishment of two consulting rooms for use by those suffering from dementia and their carers and a grant for £5,000 for the refurbishment of their kitchen at their Day centre for the frail elderly.

West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind - £15,000 for the extension of their “Befriending” project in West Suffolk for a further 18 months.

Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) - a grant of £5,000 to cover the shortfall for the purchase of a new Rapid Response Vehicle and a grant of £6,500 for the upgrading of their monitoring equipment used by specialist responders who attend patients who suffer serious trauma or medical illnesses in the West Suffolk area.

St Nicholas' Hospice - a grant of £5,568.68 for the purchase of 4 Julia Oska MOD reclining chairs.

Southgate Community Partnership received £1,734 to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator for Southgate Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds.

Eden-Rose Coppice Trust offers a safe private outdoor woodland site in Sudbury for those with disabilities and tranquillity for the terminally ill. A grant of £4,000 was made for the addition of a mains power supply for lighting, refreshment facilities and wheelchair charging in December 2014.

Suffolk West Citizen's Advice Bureau - a grant of £23,548 to pilot a project in G.P. Surgeries where a referral from a GP or healthcare professional confirms that the referral is being made on the basis that the matters being referred to the CAB for advice are directly contributing to the medical problems of the patient.

The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds - a grant of £11,624, made up of £5,150 to fund a Creative Song writing Project and £6,474 to cover next year's access performances for those with sight and hearing impairment. It was awarded a grant of £9,810.42 to enable them to offer proper provision within their programme for 2015, for sight and hearing impaired individuals to fully enjoy the Theatre Royal. In 2013, £5,722 was awarded in 2013 for the Costume Creators Project where young people with learning difficulties help to create costumes for theatre productions.

A “one off” grant to Upbeat Heart Support of £5250 for the cost of one Cardiac nurse for a year.

British Red Cross - £2,400 for the purchase of eight new wheel chair for the use of the community of West Suffolk

Suffolk Befriending Scheme

Green Light Trust - more info

West Suffolk Hospital Charity

Forget-me-not Dementia Campaign - more info

Arthrose Appeal

Lark Valley Community First Responders

Workwise - more info

The Papworth Trust

Avenues East

Hillside Special School

Macmillan Nurses

Age UK

Suffolk Deaf Association