Who we help

Do Good supports a number of local charities and community projects by running events where business people can network whilst getting their hands dirty and carrying out a variety of creative tasks.

So far we've been lucky enough to work with the following amazing chairities. Each and every one of them provide invaluable support to our community and we are so proud to be able to help where we can.

Zest Ipswich

Zest is part of the St Elizabeth Hospice family. It is a new brand that has been created to increase knowledge and funding for the hospice services provided for young adults. We hope to engage with young adults to create additional support for the hospice via volunteering, donating, events and fundraising. Zest has also been created to help the hospice achieve its ambition of expanding our current services to young adults living with progressive and terminal illnesses in our locality and beyond.
 
As part of this new brand we've created a new concept of charity shop aimed at young adults and the fashion conscious. We currently have two shops in Ipswich and Colchester selling a mix of donated, upcycled and new goods aimed at this audience. For us to be able to do this we rely on supporters for donations and volunteering.
 
Learn more about Zest here.
Emmaus Suffolk

Emmaus Suffolk

Emmaus Suffolk provides rehabilitation for homeless, socially-isolated and long term unemployed people in the region. They offer education, training and work opportunities to relieve poverty and the resulting distress. Emmaus have two retail outlets in Ipswich selling second hand and upcycled goods.

Find out more about Emmaus Suffolk here.

ActivLives

ActivLives is a local independent charity working in Ipswich and across Suffolk to keep people active, connected and involved with their local community through accessible sports and exercise, learning new skills and volunteering opportunities.

ActivGardens are all about growing! Growing plants. Growing fresh healthy food. Growing yourself… your fitness, your health, your skills, your friends, your community.

Read more about ActivGardens here.

Age UK Suffolk

Age UK Suffolk are a local charity – an independent part of a network of local Age UKs from across the country. Every penny that is raised in Suffolk stays in Suffolk.

The aim of the charity is to improve the lives of older people across Suffolk. They provide essential information and advice to older people and their families and carers – often at times of crisis. They also tackle the growing issues of social isolation and loneliness through befriending schemes and social groups. They assist older people to remain living independently in their own homes for longer through the provision of independent living programmes and aides. There is support available for older people and their carers who are living with dementia.

Find out more about Age UK Suffolk here.

Papworth Trust

For the last 50 years, Papworth Trust have offered essential services to disabled and older people including care and support, leisure and learning activities, help with work and training and rehabilitation.

The Allotment Project has been going now for 8 years, supporting adults with a learning disability to have the opportunity of experiencing working in a garden environment and the benefits this brings.

Not only having the opportunity of taking home some of the vegetables they have helped to grow and nurture, but also the benefits of gentle exercise, outdoors. The vegetables grown also get used in the centres healthy eating groups menus.

Read more about Papworth Trust here.

Lighthouse Women's Aid

Lighthouse is a local, independent charity working with women, young people and children affected by domestic abuse across Suffolk. Lighthouse provide expert advice, refuge accommodation for those needing to flee abusive relationships and a range of therapeutic courses to help those affected recover from the devastating effects of abuse and move forward to find a brighter, safer and happier future’.

Domestic abuse affects local communities across our county and Lighthouse are working hard to educate young people about Healthy Relationships through the delivery of the Expect Respect Programme in schools.

Find out more about Lighthouse here.

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity

The Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity makes a real difference to the experience of patients, their families, and the staff who treat them. We need your support to help us to go that extra mile for you and your loved ones.

Every donation to the Charity goes towards funding new life saving equipment, enabling hospital refurbishment, investing in local medical research and smaller personal touches that make all the difference to your family, friends and neighbours experience in hospital.

Charitable giving by patients, the local community and businesses has always played, and will continue to play, a vital role in all our hospitals.  Every donation is greatly appreciated and makes a real and positive difference to the experience of being in hospital.

Read more about Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity here.

If you're a charity based locally to Ipswich and think Do Good could help, get in touch. We love to hear about exciting new projects we can get involved with! Pop an email to hello@do-good.co.uk.