Our charitable funds

Raise money for our charitable funds

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We are always grateful to our supporters for fundraising, gifts and legacies.

Funds are separate from NHS income and make a difference to the people who use and work in our services.

We have a Just Giving page or donate now and you can also raise funds by shopping online through Easyfundraising. Sign up for free.

We use the money to support a wide range of activities and initiatives. Some people donate to a specific ward or team and others more generally to the fund. All types of donation are welcome.

The Charitable Funds Committee runs the accounts, overseen by fund holders.

The Trust's charitable fund is registered with the Charity Commission, charity number 1103563.

Benjamin's cycle challenge for NSFT

Benjamin Lower and his bike with I heart NHS message

Five-year-old Benjamin Lower got on his bike to cycle 100k in 10 days for Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.

He and his mum Katie signed up to the Trust’s Just Giving page with the challenge and Benjamin passed the £1,000 mark with his efforts.

Katie said: “During a bike ride we talked about lockdown, coronavirus and how hard the NHS is working, in particular how lucky we are to live here and have safe routes to ride our bikes. After clapping outside the house on a Thursday evening Benjamin asked me why we were doing it. I explained it was important to show the NHS how grateful we are and his reply was ‘all the doctors and nurses must really love us to do that’.

“So we thought by doing something we enjoy, we could raise funds to support one of our local trusts.

“I don’t think mental health charities get enough recognition and deserve all the help and support, to care for those most in need. Benjamin is still very young and his view of mental health is mostly about positivity and confidence. We have always encouraged him to be himself and explore experiences that make him happy.”

The family lives at RAF Honington, as both Katie and Benjamin’s dad Rob are serving in the RAF. Benjamin attends the school in the village and his friends supported him via a Facebook group.

“The love and support Benjamin has received has been incredible,” said Katie. “I knew that his challenge would be supported by family but the donations have come in from friends, friends of friends and colleagues. We’ve maximised social media to spread the word, reaching the RAF Cycling Instagram page. He’s taking it all in his stride and loving the challenge, exceeding 10km most days.”

Rob has been organising the route for each ride but Benjamin specifically wanted to go on the airfield at Honington, so the family did that.

NSFT Deputy Chief Nurse Dawn Collins said: “It’s really lovely to see how people are pulling together to help raise funds for our staff and service users. We’d like to say a big thank you to Benjamin and his family. What a star.”

Making a donation

Just Giving
You can donate online by going to our Just Giving page and follow the instructions.

Easyfundraising
If you shop online with many retailers, including Amazon, eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S, the online stores you choose to shop with will donate money for every purchase. You can buy anything from your weekly shop to your annual holiday. Sign up for free

Cheques
​Cheques should be made payable to Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and send it to:
Charitable Fund Officer (Finance)
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
2nd Floor, Purple
Endeavour House
Russell Road
Ipswich
IP1 2BX

BACS and direct debit
If you would like to make a BACS payment or bank transfer or set up a direct debit or standing order, please contact us via charitablefunds@nsft.nhs.uk and the details can be provided

Fundraising
There are lots of ways you can fundraise: planning a challenge, organising or entering a sponsored event, or hosting a pub quiz.

Gift Aid
We can reclaim the tax that you have already paid on your donations.

Leaving a legacy
Leaving a gift in your will to our charitable fund is a wonderful way for your generosity to last beyond your own lifetime.

In memory
Pay tribute to the memory of your loved one by donating via www.muchloved.com.

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