Could You Be A Young Shadow Trustee?

Community Action Suffolk has launched an appeal to identify a new Young Shadow Trustee who will have a pivotal post in contributing to how the organisation is run, and how it portrays the county’s youth contingent. It is the first time CAS has chosen to include a dedicated Young Shadow Trustee on their board, and comes as part of the organisation’s desire to reflect more diversity. A Suffolk-based programme to support young trustees has been in place since last year, led by CAS, and now sees a total of 10 younger…

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Dame Nanny Fanny Gives Blood!

Actor Chris Clarkson (Nanny Fanny) visited the Athenaeum in Bury St Edmunds in the run up to Christmas in order to do something amazing – give blood. Not only that, but in a bid to further promote the importance of giving blood, he went in his full costume to give the team running the donations a boost. This was Chris’ second year running that he has donated blood in his Theatre Royal pantomime costume, and it was also his 78th donation in total! His blood type is A+ which roughly…

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Stowmarket Chorale

The Apex concert hall in Bury St Edmunds was packed to the rafters for Radio Suffolk’s Carol Concert on 1 December in aid of Children in Need. A varied programme included local choral society Stowmarket Chorale, a brass band, a children’s choir, readings, and opportunities for the audience to sing along. Both audience and performers went away afterwards with happy smiles and in thoroughly festive mood, and had raised £3000 for Children in Need. Stowmarket Chorale brought out all the emotion and drama of the popular nineteenth-century French carol O…

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Samaritan Bookshop

When you find after Christmas that you have no more room on those bookshelves to accommodate all those generous gifts, and you need to do a cull of the shelves, the Samaritan Bookshop will be pleased to receive your unwanted books. Collections can be arranged for larger amounts of books. To arrange a collection ring Janice on 01473 287727 and we will find a date and time to suit you. If, however, you are searching for a sequel, or looking for fresh inspiration visit the Aladdin’s Cave, otherwise known as…

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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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London to Paris in Memory of Eddie Rogers

Written by Ronnie Bradford On July 25 my dad and I embarked on a crazy adventure, riding from London to Paris on our push bikes in loving memory of my late Uncle Eddie and to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. Three hundred and thirty six miles in four days! The ride was incredibly challenging, coping with 39-degree heat, numerous hills, mechanical breakdowns and getting lost. At one-point dad ended up battling the HGVs on the A20! We met some incredible people along the way whose stories really inspired us…

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Bypass Nurseries’ Christmas Charity Evening

On Friday 1st December, 5-8.30pm, Bypass Nurseries in Capel St Mary are hosting their annual Christmas charity evening in aid of St. Elizabeth Hospice. See Father Christmas and his reindeer, Carols with local school choirs, Christmas craft stalls, festive gifts and much more! All for one night only, save 20% on all Christmas decorations, lights, artificial and real trees. DON’T MISS OUT on this great family-friendly event! For more information visit www.bypassnurseries.co.uk.    

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Bring Out Your Bras!

Female shoppers in Ipswich are being urged to dig out their unwanted bras and help make a huge difference to the lives of sex-trafficking survivors. Soroptimist International Ipswich and District are holding a collection day at the busy Sailmakers Shopping Centre from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 7th October . For every 100 bras, either new or gently used, that are donated on the day will help women in Mozambique, Kenya and El Salvador who have been the victims of sex trafficking to earn their own living and keep them…

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RHS Gala Raises £2,500

ROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL GALA CONCERT RAISES £2,500 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES On Saturday 4th March 2017, over 150 pupils from the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook took to the stage for the annual Gala Concert in aid of the Suffolk Community Foundation, Bikeactive, Mencap, The Woolverstone Project and the Riding for the Disabled Association. As the buzz of the packed chapel audience gradually died down, the evening’s entertainment got under way with Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick’s beautiful new arrangement of Thomas Tallis’ Sixteenth Century Canon.  The cavernous acoustic and ethereal atmosphere was enhanced…

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Follow My Lead

St Elizabeth Hospice has launched a brand new dog walking event, Follow my Lead, and they’re looking for four-legged friends to sign up. The walk, taking place on March 12th at Alton Water, will cost each dog £10 and they can bring their human friends for free. Nigel Donkin, Community and Volunteer Fundraising Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We regularly have dogs popping into the hospice to see their owners so we thought it’s time we organised an event just for them!” A competition was held to find the…

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