This festive season, make Ipswich Hospital Foundation your charity of choice! We need your support to ensure sick people in hospital can enjoy the Christmas joy they deserve this year!
“Let’s think of the wider hospital community who are spending time in hospital this Christmas for many reasons, be it mental health, in the rehabilitation ward or an unexpected illness” – James Sturges, CEO
‘Tis the season to give back
Pledging a donation online is the quickest and easiest way you can give to those in need at one of the busiest times of the year! When you donate online, we’ll ensure your donation goes exactly where it’s needed in the health service, like phone charging stations and activity books for young kids (and the young at heart). Remember, all donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
As a gesture of generosity, we’re kindly asking our community to donate their last hour’s pay before Christmas to Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s Christmas appeal. Get your colleagues on board too, it’ll be the merriest way to leave the office at knockoff!
Big or small: gifts for all
If you’re feeling as jolly as the big man himself, we happily accept NEW, age-specific gifts for all our hospital patients. Purchasing new toys, games (for the young and old) and little care packages are beautiful ways to give back to our community. Why not wrap and label them up ready for Christmas Day, it’ll bring so much joy to the patient who receives it on Christmas Day.
Stuck for a prezzie this year for someone into fitness, or who’s been wanting to get a little fitter? Gift your loved ones a Fit4Life Membership! You could treat your family and friends with access to over 20 fun, safe, all-abilities fitness activities each week. With no lock-in contracts, it’s quick and easy to get started, simply sign up now and pay weekly!
Santa’s upgrading a bike this year?
If Santa’s upgrading your kid’s bikes this year to a bigger and better model, we’ll happily take care of the old one in the new year. We’re on the hunt for kids bikes still in good, working condition to help support our Bike4Life program: giving Ipswich kids the confidence to ride safely on the road.
Wrap up the year with wrapping
There are two kinds of people in this world: You either LOVE gift wrapping and can’t get enough. Or you couldn’t think of anything worse. This year, we’ve got you covered, no matter where you sit! Get your gifts wrapped at Riverlink Shopping Centre between December 9 and 24 or Redbank Plaza between December 19 and 22, for just a donation. If you’re known for your gift wrapping skills and have a master’s in bow tying, we’d love you to help wrap gifts here too – sign up now.
We would not have the reach and impact that we have without our volunteers. It’s their energy, commitment, and dedication that brings our community closer and gets them a little healthier. We’re always looking for people like you (with all different skills, experience, and expertise) to volunteer with us in whatever way you can. Visit our Volunteer Hub to see how you can start volunteering today!
We’ve partnered with FIGJAM to save you more time in the kitchen this festive season. When you order your delicious Christmas Banquet with FIGJAM, quote Ipswich Hospital Foundation and 10% of your order will be donated back to us! Contact us or FIGJAM to order.
Thank you so much for your endless support. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!
To make a donation, or to run your ideas past us, please call 1300 736 428 or visit our office, Shop 3/1 Bell Street – we’d love to hear from you!