The Orwell Challenge

Do you need to raise funds for a charity, good cause, sport’s club or youth organisation? The ready-made answer is the Orwell Challenge. Just enter and arrange your own sponsorship and the Rotary club will organise the event for you. The Orwell Challenge, previously known as the Orwell Walk, has been organised for the last 42 years by Ipswich East Rotary Club and has enabled £3 million to be raised for local good causes. The next event will be held on Sunday 23 June 2019. Each entrant pays an entrance…

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New 24 Hour Race

There’s a new race in the Suffolk sporting events calendar that organisers hope will rival other national events, while helping fundraise for one of the counties most cherished charities. Run or Cycle Events has teamed up with AgeUK Suffolk to create an exciting new mass participation running event for competitive and fun runners where solo runners and teams of two-to-eight people are challenged to cover as much distance as possible in 24 hours. And a special Business Team Challenge category aims to encourage businesses to support AgeUK Suffolk’s 70th birthday…

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Singing Safari Concert

2018 brings the seventh annual Singing Safari concert to Ipswich. In October 2018 an intrepid bunch of singers set off on an imaginary Singing Safari to collect songs from all over the world. Led by choirmaster Chris Rowbury, their journey ends in Ipswich where they will share the songs they’ve learnt. The Singing Safari is delighted to be joined for the first time by the Columbines folk trio. This promises to be an evening of singing to stir the soul, warm the heart, and revive the spirits on a cold…

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Open Studios Call For Artists

Suffolk Open Studios have launched their 2019 Call for Artists, inviting artists and galleries living and working across Suffolk to join next year’s programme. Earlier this year, over 100 artists opened their studios to the public and enjoyed the many advantages of taking part, including reaching new audiences and showing their work in the comfort of their own studio; receiving valuable feedback by interacting directly with potential clients; and the chance to meet and collaborate with fellow artists in their area. Artists and galleries also benefit from valuable publicity through…

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Cancer Campaign Turns 20

Cancer Campaign in Suffolk has just celebrated its 20-year anniversary of helping the residents of Suffolk before, during and after a cancer diagnosis. The trustees, the team, complementary therapists and counsellors and others joined together at The Crown in Woodbridge to celebrate the milestone and look back on what the charity has accomplished. It was also a special anniversary for Chief Executive Karen Hare who has been working at the charity for 10 years. Chairman Jonny Ripman spoke about how far the charity has come and thanked everybody who has…

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Roma Nicholson

Ipswich singing sensation 13 year-old Roma Nicholson, has just launched her debut album on Sunday 28th October at the Railway Pub on Foxhall Road, Ipswich in front of a crowd of 100 fans who turned up eagerly to hear songs of her new album Teen Spirit which follows on from her debut EP from last year Welcome to the Waterfront. The young singer-songwriter performed songs from her debit album including the song Stronger which was released on World Mental Health Day, which is about fighting back against bullying and was co-written…

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Flu Vaccinations 2018

Important notice for patients registered at Needham Market Country Practice. Flu Clinic at Needham Market Country Practice. If you are over 65, or have any of the following: heart condition asthma COPD kidney disease diabetes are pregnant have a lower immunity have had a stroke or are a carer for someone else you are entitled to a free flu vaccination. We are not writing invitation letters but if you are in one of the groups above, you will need to phone reception on 01449 720 666 after 10am to make an…

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Hearing Care Event

Ten million people in the UK – one in six of us – have some degree of hearing loss. One local company is using a milestone in its history to try and help improve the hearing of those who are struggling. The Hearing Care Centre, based on Upper Brook Street in Ipswich, celebrates its 20th birthday this year, having been established by audiologist and entrepreneur Karen Finch back in 1998. To mark the occasion Karen and her team have organised a free to attend open week at its flagship Ipswich…

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New Dedicated Clinics Established to Provide Earwax Removal

Every year in the UK, approximately 2.3m people experience problems with earwax and need to have it removed. With more and more GP surgeries reducing their wax removal services with long delays to get an appointment, one local hearing care company has joined forces with two local surgeries to try and help. The Hearing Care Centre, based locally at Framfield Medical Centre in Woodbridge, and Wickham Market Medical Centre in Wickham Market, will be offering both ear syringing and micro-Suction techniques from mid-July. The private ear care clinics will be…

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Ales on the rails to wet a few whistles

North Weald Station will see the return of the Real Ale Festival on 20-22nd July, with a planned menu of 75+ ales and 20+ ciders. Friday and Saturday evenings will see drinkers entertained with folk music and Sunday, London City Voices choir will bring the festival to a close. This year, the theme draws inspiration from the commemoration of the 50 years since the final regular steam service on British Rail. Since the last services ran around Carlisle, Liverpool and Manchester, a selection of 18 beers from the North West…

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