donationsThanks to our supporters, many thousands of people, from the tiniest of babies to the oldest in our community benefit each year from the improvements we can make to their care.

There is still so much more to do and as technology and medical knowledge advances we must ensure that East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is able to remain at the forefront of medical care.

To make this happen we need your help. Your support, big or small, can change lives and your kindness and generosity is sincerely appreciated.

gift-aidHowever you pay in your donation or fundraising monies, if you are a UK taxpayer your donation can go a lot further at no cost to you
through Gift Aid. Please complete the gift aid form here and forward with your donation or tick the box if donating online.

In order for the Charity to process your donation please specify which department, ward or appeal your donation is for. We take great care to ensure donations are directed to the department, ward or appeal specified by the donor.  Where none is specified your generous donation will be used for the benefit of the General Fund.

Donate online
It’s 100% secure and the easiest way to make and manage your charitable donations. You can make either a one off or regular donation or pay in your fundraising monies online here using a credit or debit card.

In person
It is possible to make a donation using cash, cheque or CAF voucher at the cashier locations below. Please ensure that you inform the cashier that this is a charitable donation and also the ward or department that it is intended to benefit

At Colchester Hospital the General Office is located near the main entrance and is usually open 10.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday, but is closed for lunch between 12.30pm – 1.00pm. There is also a secure charity post box located by the General Office that can be used should it be closed.

At Ipswich Hospital the South Finance Cashier’s located near the main entrance and is usually open 10.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday, but is closed for lunch between 12.30pm – 1.00pm.

By post
If you would prefer to send a donation by cheque or CAF voucher, please make it payable to ‘Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity’ and send it to Charity Office, Postbag 049, Heath Road, Ipswich IP4 5PD.  If your donation is for the benefit of a specific ward, service or appeal please write this additional information either on the back of the cheque or let us know in an accompanying letter.

On a ward

Ward staff can accept donations and have special donation envelopes for you to place your donation in which they will then pass on to our finance team to bank.


It is possible to make a donation or pay in fundraising monies via BACS payment however please contact the charity team on 0300 770 1369 requesting a reference number and our bank details.