After 7 years of fundraising, the last two as a Macmillan Fundraising Group, the Woolverstone Wish committee have decided, now that the new unit is open and treating patients, to take a step back and retire from active fundraising.
Fundraising continues as more money is still needed. Read on to see how you can help with reaching the fundraising final goal.
But first, we'd like to take this opportunity to say what an amazing journey we've had over the past seven years. And to thank each and every one of our supporters for your fundraising efforts, help and encouragement. Without you, the new unit at Ipswich Hospital would never have become a reality. Without your support and fundraising efforts, Macmillan would never have come on board and elevated our goal for refurbishment to a brand new, state-of-the-art cancer unit.
No matter what you did to help, be it donate a few pounds or organise numerous events, we want you to know how grateful we are and that you should be so proud of yourselves - it's you who have given Ipswich and the surrounding area this amazing gift.
Fundraising for the new cancer unit at Ipswich Hospital continues and here are a few ways in which you can continue to support this appeal.
Many of our donations are the result of events organised by our supporters.
If you're taking part in a sponsored event and would like to make a donation to us, or if you're thinking of organising an event from scratch, let us know via our social media channels and we'll do what we can to help. We can help to promote your activity or event on Facebook and Twitter.
To make it easier for you to collect money, we've created a Woolverstone Wish sponsorship form for you to print out. You can download it from here...
You could also set up a JustGiving page to make it easier for your supporters to donate money. Go to the Macmillan charity page at www.justgiving.com/woolverstonemacmillancentre and click the 'Make your page' button to create your own event page.
If you'd like to make a donation, no matter how big or small, you can send a cheque payable to 'Macmillan Cancer Support (Woolverstone Wish)' to:
Macmillan Woolverstone Fundraising Group
Department of Oncology and Haematology
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
Suffolk, IP4 5PD
If you're a UK Tax payer, then we can claim back an amount equivalent to 25% of your donation from the Inland Revenue. To allow us to do this, please enclose a covering letter with your name and address, stating that you are a UK Tax payer.
Woolverstone Wish operates under Macmillan's registered charity number: 261017