Supporting ActivLives

ActivLives need your support! Every penny raised goes towards creating & developing community spaces across Ipswich and Suffolk to help motivate, support, educate and inspire people living in areas of deprivation.

Donate to ActivLives HERE

ActivLives is a local charity, which relies on grants, trusts, donations, fundraising activities, sponsorship & commissions to enable us to provide & develop our services across Ipswich & Suffolk.

You can support us by making a donation:

YOUR DONATIONS will help to:

  • Provide sessions across Ipswich & Suffolk at our hubs and gardens.
  • Reduce loneliness.
  • Support older people, people with mental health problems, people with disability out in the community.
  • Maintain our hubs and gardens so they can continue to run regularly and grow over time.
  • Help people to improve their lifestyles through physical activity, healthy eating & social contact.
  • Help young people & people long term unemployed to gain skills & qualifications to improve their employability.
  • Bring people together & develop support networks to keep people healthy, happy & social.
  • You can also support us by leaving a legacy, a lasting gift, in your Will.

    Bequests should clearly state ‘ActivLives‘ to ensure the people we work with benefit from your kind gift.


Another easy way to donate is to send us a cheque payable to ‘ActivLives’. Cheques are a superb way of donating to us if you don’t have access to a computer.

Our postal address is:

ActivLives, Brightspace, 160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0HH


To find out more information about leaving a legacy to ActivLives in your Will, please contact Julie Stokes on 01473 345350 or email via

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How your donations help:

Like any company, money plays a huge role in the expansion and maintenance of our organisation.

Money is needed to employ staff, to hire halls to run events, to pay for our office and our equipment, to keep this website up and running. Without money, any company would fall apart – or just not progress and grow.

This is how your kind and generous donations helped us to grow:

Before ActivLives, we were called the Town & Bridge Project, which was one of the first multi-agency projects established by the One Ipswich Local Strategic Partnership. The project aimed to help and improve the health of Suffolk’s (and probably East Anglia’s) least healthy populations: those people aged 45-74 living in the town centre and Stoke (Bridge) area of Ipswich.

The Fit as a Fiddle Programme was introduced alongside two other Town & Bridge initiatives; The People’s Community Garden, and Keep on Rockin’.

The funding enabled the development of two ActivAge Centres, which provided a place for people to meet and socialise, as well as offering healthy lunches, a variety of exercise sessions, other activities/outings, advice and information, support and opportunities for volunteering.

At the ActivHubs & ActivIpswich centres and lunch clubs (Stoke and Oasis), donations go towards buying meals, paying staff and hiring the hall for the lunch clubs, and help keep the members happy and healthy.

At the ActivGardens (People’s Community Garden, Chantry Walled Garden & Grow Your Community: Sudbury) donations help us buy equipment for the workers, buy compost for the garden, maintain our bee hives and help run courses for people with learning disabilities or for schools.

At ActivSinging (Keep On Rockin’) donations pay for the coaching of a professional singer, the hall the group rehearse in, pay for transport for members and pay for any music that the group sings along to.