Each year, we adopt a local charity to support with a series of fundraising initiatives.
We have collection tubs on the bar, a fortnightly pub quiz, sporting sweepstakes and other events/activities to raise monies.
This year we are delighted to be supporting My Wish Charity and the Every Heart Matters campaign.
Heart disease is the single biggest killer in the UK, and worldwide. On average one person dies every three minutes from the disease. The My WiSH charity has launched the Every Heart Matters appeal to help reach their £500,000 fundraising target to build a new cardiac diagnostic unit.
The hospital are on a mission to transform and improve the care patients with heart conditions receive. Activity in the hospital’s cardiology department has been increasing year on year, with a significant increase in patient demand in the last five years. However, a proportion of patients with heart conditions in west Suffolk have to be treated elsewhere for a range of cardiac services that are currently not available at West Suffolk Hospital.
The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is investing £5.2m in developing a state of the art cardiac suite that will provide quicker access to more treatments for the local community.