Ipswich Life Saving Club: teaching vital lifesaving skills to children. At Fore Street Pool Ipswich, IP4 1JZ. Suitable for various sections of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. A Skill for Life. Find out more via ipswichlifesavingclub.com.

 5 A Side Tournament: The ‘Kirton Cup’, a Charity/Club Fundraiser. Grab bragging rights, and the top prize! Saturday 13th July @ Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich. 10am registration and warm up for a 10.30am start. Bring your ‘A’ Game and aim for the £250 First prize. £10 per player entry. Min 6 players per team. Contact Kirton Athletic on 07525 795383 or e-mail [email protected] for more details and to register. This event will be raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ipswich Outreach: this charity works with the homeless and those in need within the town. They distribute food, items of clothing, bedding and toiletries. If you’d like to help Ipswich Outreach make a difference then email [email protected] or visit their website, ipswichoutreach.co.uk.

Our Blood Saves Lives: a campaign by Sickle Cell Suffolk, in partnership with the NHS Blood and Transplant, to help recruit Black African, Caribbean and Mixed heritage people to donate blood. They need more black male donors. Men can donate more frequently than women. For more information contact Sickle Cell Suffolk on 07916 975 500 or e-mail [email protected]. Alternatively, you can register at giveblood.sicklecellsuffolk.org/register.

Suffolk Carers Natter: a chance for family carers aged 55+ to come along and enjoy some “you” time. You can also share experiences, make new friends and enjoy a cuppa and cake. It’s held at the Unity Centre, Meredith Rd, Ipswich, every Monday, from 10am to noon. For more information call 01449 707030.

Memory Lane Café: at The Meeting Place, Limerick Close, Ipswich IP1 5LR, every Tuesday, from 11am to -2pm. This is for people living with dementia and their carers.  For more information contact Tina on 07742 300293.

111 Online: for when it’s less urgent than 999. Access now for FREE at 111onlinesuffolk.careuk.com. 111 Online provides information on how to manage your condition. There is 24/7 Clinical support, and the best routes to healthcare in Suffolk. Beat the queue for NHS 111 by using 111 Online in Suffolk.

St Elizabeth Hospice is looking to recruit a team of warm, caring and empathetic Community Volunteers. These volunteers will provide support to people living in their own homes. The support provided may include tasks such as collecting and delivering shopping, collecting medication, making a snack or drink, light housework and gardening or visiting to provide carer/loved one respite, reassurance or a cup of tea and a chat. This is across Eye, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Saxmundham, Stowmarket and Woodbridge. For more information, contact the Volunteer Team on 01473 707939 or email [email protected].

Get active with ActivLives: this is an inclusive community-based sports programme. It is open to any adults who would like to become more physically and socially active. If you’re new or returning to activity you’re particularly welcome. Walking football, badminton, yoga, short tennis, and health walks just some of the sessions available. Find out more via 01473 345350 or activlives.org.uk/activsport.

Suffolk Mind has allotments in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill. ‘GreenCare’ sessions take place twice a month at each site. For more info about the allotments or volunteering opportunities, please go to suffolkmind.org.uk/greencare.

OneLife Suffolk: With help from the OneLife Suffolk Stop Smoking Service you’re up to 4 times more likely to quit than if you go it alone! FREE weekly clinics at Ipswich Hospital, every Wednesday, from 9.30am to noon. For more information call 01473 718193 or go to Onelifesuffolk.co.uk.

With thanks to Hospital Radio Ipswich for compiling this list