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ISSUE 39- April 2012

• Local Pupil to Carry Olympic Torch

• Stowmarket Nightlife Update - Page 4

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Organisations, schools and clubs in Suffolk joined together to have some fun and raise awareness about Age UK’s Spread the Warmth Campaign to prevent older people suffering through cold and isolation. Age UK Bobble Day was held on Friday 10th February 2012, when many people adopted the “orange” theme to raise funds in unique ways. Elveden CEVA Primary School and Cavendish Primary School joined in the fun by wearing orange, selling orange cakes and drinks and making and wearing bobbles, whilst learning about the important message to look after elderly relatives particularly during the winter period. Elveden CEVA Primary School is continuing


£1417 raised for Age UK Suffolk’s Bobble Day Campaign

Farcical Fun in Pardon Me, Prime Minister

Laughs galore are promised in the S.O.D.S production of the hilarious farce, Pardon Me, Prime Minister, at the Regal Theatre from Wednesday 16 until Saturday 19 May.

with the Bobble theme and are attempting to break the Guinness It’s the late 1970s and in 10 Downing Street the Prime Minister World Record for making the largest is putting the final touches to his speech announcing a new moral crusade. All forms of immoral pleasure will be taxed out of pom pom!

existence and Britain will regain her self-respect as a nation - not to mention collecting a lot more taxes! But someone is planning to spoil the PM’s day in a big way. She’s not just an angry lap dancer who stands to lose her job, she also has a big surprise for him - she’s his daughter, the result of a fling at the party Conference in Brighton Organisations, schools and clubs 20 odd years ago..... Clare Primary School held a tea party for 100 grandparents. Mrs Joan Horner, Headteacher at £1417 raised for Age UK Suffolk’s Bobble Day Campaign in Suffolk joined together to have some fun and raise awareness about Age UK’s Spread the Warmth Campaign to prevent older people suffering through cold and isolation.

Mayhem ensues in No 10 with misunderstandings and mistaken identities, scantily dressed young ladies hidden in cupboards and people bursting through doors at exactly the wrong moment! Performances are at 7.30pm each evening from Wednesday 16 to

Age UK Bobble Day was held on Saturday 19 May, with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday. Tickets, Friday 10th February 2012, when £12 (concessions £10), are on sale now at The Regal Theatre box many people adopted the “orange” office, 01449 612825, theme to raise funds in unique ways. Elveden CEVA Primary School and Cavendish children will have very fond memories of Bobble for Age UK Suffolk said “we would like to thank Primary School joined in the fun by wearing Day and we are really pleased that the funds will the many organisations, day centres, schools orange, selling orange cakes and drinks and be used to support many services provided by and businesses that have helped to promote the making and wearing bobbles, whilst learning Age UK Suffolk for older people in the county.” Spread the Warmth Campaign and have helped about the important message to look after elderly Otley College held their own Bobble Day a week us to raise this fantastic sum of money.” relatives particularly during the winter period. earlier and encouraged students to wear orange Those taking part included ITFC, BBC Radio Elveden CEVA Primary School is continuing with and make bobbles and cakes during the day. Suffolk, Town 102, Willis, Legal and General PLC, the Bobble theme and are attempting to break Otley College, Elveden Primary School, Cavendish Elsewhere in the county staff from Legal & the Guinness World Record for making the largest Primary School, Clare Primary School, The Wire General PLC made a donation to dress in orange, pom pom! and sold orange cakes during coffee breaks. Network, Ladies that Lunch, all seven Age UK Clare Primary School held a tea party for 100 Suffolk charity shops and Age UK day centres Age UK Suffolk Day Centres held special orange grandparents. Mrs Joan Horner, Headteacher (The New Horizons Lunch Club, Woodbridge, tea parties and all the Age UK Suffolk charity at the school said “We were delighted that so shop windows looked very bright and colourful Greenfields Day Service at Haverhill Day Centre, many grandparents were able to join us for Chilton Day Centre, Sudbury, Foxhall Day Centre, displaying all their orange clothes and bric-athe fundraising event, some travelled from as Ipswich, Oasis Day Centres, Bury St Edmunds), brac. far away as London and Kent. I’m sure that the Cafe View, Claydon and staff at Age UK Suffolk. Ursula Austin, Business Development Manager

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Contents April 2012


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Xcel Stowmarket, Saturday 5th May 2012, kicking off at 9 p.m. till 4am! Third year University Campus Suffolk student Abbie Elizabeth is set to take Stowmarkets night life by storm!

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Abbie currently studies at UCS in Ipswich. At the beginning of her third year she took it upon herself to try and create a better night life for students also studying at UCS. Abbie approached the Student Union’s Managing Director and organised a way to take the student night life on campus up a notch. She went with a business plan and while she didn’t get everything she had wanted she came away having created her own job in promotions and event management. Abbie thought of a name ‘OMG’ and created various events including an all American Frat Party in Kai, the Student and Public bar on the developing Ipswich Waterfront. She now wants to bring her knowledge and experience to Stowmarket. Since coming to the end of her studies Abbie thought to herself where else she could try and improve and decided to go back to her home ground. Having grown up in Needham Market Abbie has had her fair share of nights out in Stowmarket and while they are often satisfactory she strives to improve the nightlife. Abbie believes that Stowmarket lacks ‘spark’ and something special on a night out and believes with a little tweak here and there it could turn into an exciting place to be Her first port of call was creating an event which she named ‘Krush’. She then picked Xcel as a venue and went about planning what to do. Abbie thought that a UV party would be great as a Launch Event so that’s what she settled on. The genre is old school chart hits from the last decade that will have a little something for everyone. The first fifty people will get a free glass of bubbly to add that special something and there may even be a red carpet for that ultra glam feel. You can expect promo girls in tutu’s, face painters and UV cocktails and UV shots created especially by Xcel, that actually glow under UV light! Dress as ultra violet as you can and we are sure that you will not be disappointed in Abbie’s first steps to improve Stowmarket’s nightlife.

Local News April 2012

What to watch this month (in my humble opinion)

This month have I have decided to be a little different and review 2 films that have already hit the big screen and are now being released on DVD / Blu-Ray. 1 film this month and one next

The first release is ‘My Week with Marilyn’. I wanted to see this movie when it first came out but the local cinema only had it on release for a week and a bit and it was gone before I knew it. This film is based on the book writing by Colin Clark who was 3rd assistant director on the film ‘The prince and the Showgirl’ which Marilyn Monroe was in the United Kingdom for a week to film. Clark Played by Eddie Redmayne alleges that he had a brief relationship with Ms Monroe played by Michelle Williams after her then husband Arthur Miller had left the country. Monroe has her acting coach Paula Strasburg played by Zoe Wanamaker which drives Laurence Oliver played by British institution Kenneth Brannagh up the wall. Which by the end of the film Oliver announces to Clark that working with Monroe has killed his desire to direct ever again! Clark starts the film by trying to woo wardrobe assistant Lucy Played by Emma Watson. She initially refuses his advances as she doesn’t trust men on

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set as they are after one thins and one thing only. Eventually she agrees to a date but after a while notices Clark’s infatuation and the attention he pays towards Ms Monroe. Clark is warned that Monroe will break his heart if he continues with this ‘relationship’ When watching this film I fully understood why Williams got her Oscar nod for this performance, it was outstanding. She had Marilyn Monroe’s signature moves perfectly, well as perfect as someone who is impersonating can. Her voice is amazing and apparently she started off in the role lip syncing to the singing sections but said it felt all wrong, so went to vocal lessons to improve. As always my screen idol Dame Judi Dench adds another role to her repertoire with the effortless nature that I know, love and admire from Dame Judi. She just oozes professionalism and carries this over to her role as Sybil Thorndike who covers Monroe when she is making her endless mistakes and fluffs cues. For me this film was a pleasure to watch, the whole cast was an excellent choice and made it an easy watch. I thoroughly recommend this film if you are stuck at what to rent or watch on which ever box office service you may have access to.

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April 2012 News & Views Stowmarket Flyer

Let Them Eat Cake! In Aid Of Your Local Children’s Hospice. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is asking their supporters to hold cake days and coffee mornings to raise money and celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Now that local councils have waived the fee for road closures during the Jubilee period there is no better time to take advantage and get together to celebrate. The best thing is that it’s a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for your local children’s hospice. The EACH fundraising team have put together a pack including hints and tips to make the most of your event with recipe and games ideas as well as ways to add a fundraising element to the day. You can get your pack by contacting your local fundraising office on 01473 237242 Nikki Brown, EACH Suffolk Fundraiser said: “Any excuse for a party is an excuse to raise money for charity - and we can help you make the most of this wonderful opportunity to get together and feel that fantastic community spirit. We have even had one already in our Treehouse woodland garden! The money and awareness raised will help us continue to support local life-threatened children and their families. “These parties and coffee mornings can only be positive in raising awareness in the local community and funds towards the work of EACH.” If you are interested in holding your own event for the Queen’s Jubilee please contact the fundraising office: Follow us on Twitter!/each_hospices and Facebook for all our latest news.

Vintage Tea Party In Aid Of Cancer Research


As soon as guest entered the John Peel centre they were greeted to the sight of colourful stalls selling a variety of wonderful local items, a frenzy of people and piles of delicious cake standing on beautifully decorated tables with vintage table clothes and floral arrangements made in tea cup. Guests enjoyed ‘proper’ tea from real vintage china cups and saucers kindly donated by the Suffolk

Vintage China Company, and then helped themselves to as much cake as their hearts desired. There was musical entertainment in the form of Simeon Pattison and Olly Chalk, this added to the relaxed and fun atmosphere of the event. The Vintage Tea Party was a huge success with a total of nearly £2500 being raised! It was overwhelming to see so many people enjoying the event. It would not have been

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Life style and moods Most people are aware that a healthy diet and exercise are important to reduce the risk of physical health problems and recent evidence also suggests that good nutrition and exercise may be just as important for our mental health. Eating regularly, between 3 and 5 times throughout the day helps to maintain blood sugar levels. Missing meals, especially breakfast, leads to low blood sugar and this causes low mood, irritability and fatigue. The brain has a messenger chemical in the brain called serotonin, which is believed to improve how we feel. More serotonin is made when more of an amino acid called tryptophan enters the brain. Having protein at every meal ensures a continuous supply of tryptophan. Tryptophan is also found in carbohydrates, and the eating of sweet comfort foods such as cakes and chocolate has been said to improve mood. However there is not enough evidence to support a physiological basis for this effect, and some of the pleasure from eating these foods may come from their strong associations with reward and special occasion. Eating a wide variety of foods helps to ensure we obtain all the micronutrients needed for optimum health. If you have bread at one meal, try cereal or potatoes, rice or sweet potatoes at the others. Make sure you include at least 2 portions of different fruits and/or vegetables and a protein food at each meal. Not drinking enough fluid has significant implications for mental health. The early effects of even mild dehydration can affect our feelings and behaviour causing irritability, loss of concentration and reduced mental functioning.

Coffee, colas, some energy drinks and tea all contain caffeine, which some people use to boost energy levels. However, in large quantities caffeine can increase blood pressure, anxiety, depressive symptoms and sleep problems. Alcohol has a depressant effect on the brain and can result in a rapid worsening of our mood. It is also a toxin that has to be deactivated by the liver. During this detoxification process the body uses thiamin, zinc and other nutrients and this can deplete reserves, especially if our diet is poor. Thiamin and other vitamin deficiencies can cause low mood, irritability and/or aggressive behaviour, as well as more serious and longterm mental health problems. Exercise leads to the release of endorphins – feel-good chemicals in the brain that help us to relax and to feel happy. Exercise is particularly important for people with depression as it also gives structure and purpose to the day.

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April 2012 Stowmarket Flyer

House Of Flowers Moves Iinto The Pink After over 25 years in The Fox Yard, House of Flowers has moved into the main street. Dawn has been running the shop for 8 years and felt it was time to raise the profile by moving the business into a more prominent location. Painting it pink also helps to make the new shop stand out. House of Flowers continues to offer fantastic fresh floral arrangements but will now also aim to increase the range of other items available which will help to enhance the shopping experience in the town. Bomb Cosmetics are already here and hopefully Yankee Candle will follow shortly. The shop now contains a wonderful array of gift ideas and things to delight you and enhance your home. Dawn has been a fully qualified Florist for over 20 years and has earned a tremendous reputation for the standard of arrangements she creates. One of her specialities is in Bespoke Funeral Tributes, with even other Florists in the country recommending


her as the go to girl if you need something unique. If it can be done in flowers, Dawn can do it – even 3D. look on the website (www. to see the tremendous tributes that Dawn has created along with many more examples of her stunning work. House of Flowers 48 Ipswich Street is open 8.15 – 5.45 Mon – Fri and 8.30 – 5.00 on Saturdays. You can shop, order and pay (via paypal) for flowers online at www. . call us on 01449 612631 and follow us on Facebook. However you make contact you can be assured of a warm welcome and our very best attention.

April 2012

Annual Charity Quiz Events Aims To Break Last Year’s Total Karen Finch from local hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre, will again be trading her audiology role for one of a Quiz Master, to help raise money for charity. Together with the help of local entrepreneur and fundraiser Steve Florey from Hudson Signs, the two will be raising muchneeded funds for Hearing Dogs For Deaf People. The quiz night will take place on Sunday 13th May 2012 (7.00pm) at Greshams Sports Club, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich and your support is needed to make it a fantastic night. Karen Finch MD of The Hearing Care Centre, based on High Street, Ipswich said “Bring your family, friends,

colleagues, neighbours, the man/ w o m a n who claims to know everything(!) for a night of camaraderie, fun and spirited rivalry. It will be a great night out!” This the third year the trivia fundraiser has been organised with over 200 members of the public raising £2,800, so far from previous years. The aim this year is to raise £1,500 on the night. Teams for the quiz can include between 4 - 6 members. Entry is £3.00pp (nibbles included), and the winners will take home a top prize of an amazing £200! Hearing dogs change lives. They alert their deaf owners to sounds we take for granted, providing greater independence,

confidence and security. Most are selected from rescue centres or donated as unwanted pets. It costs over £5,000 to train and keep one hearing dog for its working life. The Hearing Care Centre is raising money to sponsor a new Hearing Dog puppy and follow its progress through its training and to eventually be placed with a deaf owner. The company is also looking for local companies to donate prizes for their bumper prize draw and auction, in return for exposure, prior to, and at the event. To purchase tickets call Matthew at The Hearing Care Centre on 01473 230330 or buy online at www.hearingcarecentre.

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The Mid & West Suffolk Show is open 10am – 5pm and we welcome dogs on a lead at all times to enjoy the show!! The Show takes place in the heart of Suffolk’s countryside and is packed full with local entertainment, activities, shopping and crafts to ensure you have a spectacular day out. We invite you to join us at The new and improved Mid Suffolk Showground, Stonham Barns to be part of the Largest Calendar date of our year, full of superb action packed arena demonstrations and displays, including a thrilling motorcycle display team, a highly impressive demonstration by the very rare and beautiful Suffolk Punches, superbly entertaining Sheep Dogs and an exhilarating Bird of Prey display to name but a few of the many attractions this show has to offer you. Why not on the day upgrade your ticket for £1.00 per person to go into Suffolk Owl Sanctuary! (Usually £7.50 for Adults & £5.00 Children) Advanced tickets now on sale visit www. Prebooked - Adults - £5.00 Children (4 years16years) -£3.00 Concession (NUS & Senior Citizens) - £4.00

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Stowmarket Residents Are Learning How Their Dog’s Mind Works Stowmarket Rugby Club are hosting new Dog Workshops, designed to give owners an opportunity to learn more about their pet dog. The workshops cover a wide range of aspects such as gaining and maintaining leadership, learning about dog’s body language and being able to successfully communicate with their dog without the need of force, pain or gadgets, making it possible to eliminate all nonmedical behavioural problems. These workshops are unique, as unlike the traditional training classes, these are specifically for owners only, enabling them to gain the most out of their time spent within the class, and then carrying out everything they have learnt from the comfort of their own home. This is far better for both owner and dog to enjoy within their natural everyday home environment. The workshops have attracted

owners of all ages, the youngest being just 13 years old who attended each session with his mother and of which he thoroughly enjoyed. Dog ownership is part of the whole family so it’s great to be able to share knowledge and techniques with everyone involved. These are also open to people who may be thinking of getting a dog as it will give them a great insight into dog ownership, ensuring that they are able to give their new puppy the best start in life. The workshops are run by Rachael Messiter of Talking Paws. Rachael is a Highly Recommended Associate of Jan Fennell International Dog Listeners Ltd and is excited to help many owners take their relationship with their dog to a wonderful new level. Workshops Start 30th April 2012 at 7pm at the Stowmarket Rugby Club

Stowmarket Golf Ice cap moves to Stowmarket Golf Club as new Captain drives in. The Igloo, polar bears and snowstorm which appeared on the 1st tee on Saturday 31 March at Stowmarket Golf Club’s newly elected Captain and Chairman Ron Woodham’s drive in was more a reflection of his pre –retirement business life as Managing Director of HRP Ltd, the Bury based refrigeration wholesaler than the weather conditions of the day. Geoff Scott, Stowmarket’s Club Manager teed up Ron’s ball who, suitably attired in a polar bear skin and despite menacing growls from a number of surrounding members dressed up as prowling polar bears, managed to hit a 202 mtr drive, remarking afterwards that this was probably his best shot for

some time and perhaps should always wear the bearskin when playing golf in the future. The low temperature theme was put together and made by Vice Captain Dick Taylor and his wife Alison and kept secret from the Captain until he arrived on the tee. Amazingly, his wife Lynn correctly forecasted the distance hit and was presented with a bottle of champagne by husband Ron. A draw for a year long reserved car park space was won by Peter Scates. The day was extremely well supported by family, friends and club members and raised a magnificent sum of £670 towards Ron’s chosen charity Motor Neurone Disease.

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                                   

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     

Well done to everyone who wrote, emailed and called in with their answers. However noone got them all and a few apparently found too many.


      


     

*** We have been asked where we publish the answer, the answer is we don’t publish the answers.


         

So when you think you have them all let us know


   



   

Crossword answers for this month

Abi to carry the Olympic Torch

Stowmarket High School pupil Abi Whitefield has been selected to carry the Olympic Torch for the summer 2012 Olympics. The Y11 pupil who will be sitting her GCSEs in June was nominated by her older brother. Abi spends much of her free time volunteering for Suffolk Volleyball and for the last two years has won the Suffolk Volleyball Young Volunteer of the Year award. Abi also volunteers at the Museum of East Anglian Life (MEAL) and has been around the premises since she was five years old. In recent years she has been helping with event management at MEAL.

She found out the news on Friday but had to keep it a secret until the official announcement by LOCOG was made today. Abi will carry the torch for 300m in Colchester on Friday 6th July. Head teacher Keith Penn said ‘This is a matter of enormous pride for Abi, for her family and for the school. I can think of no-one who deserves this honour more and we shall all be cheering her on.’

Sudoku answers for this month

As well as her busy volunteering schedule Abi was also a carer for her mum who suffered from serious illnesses up until last July when sadly she passed away.


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Monday 7th May at 7.30pm A Night of Country Music with MICHAEL MULDOON Tickets £15.00

Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th May Stowmarket Operatic & Dramatic Society present A Farce by Edward Taylor & John Graham PARDON ME, PRIME MINISTER Wednesday 16th - Friday 18th: 7.30 Saturday 19th: 2.30 & 7.30 Tickets Adults £12.00, Cons £10.00

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A sponsored walk under the stars at night will begin this month raising money for young cancer patients and their families. The five-mile Stargazer Stroll will start at Stowmarket Football Club on Saturday, April 21, at 8pm, and finish back at the club. Organised by CLIC Sargent, a charity for children with cancer, the event is open to all and costs £15 for adults and £5 for children. For a registration pack call 01284 829090, or text your details to 07876 582650 or e-mail

The Historical Association, Suffolk Branch

Sat 21 Apr – ‘Monica Place, a National Trust speaker for 19 years, will give an illustrated talk on ‘The Progress of Queen Elizabeth I in Suffolk’. In 1578 Elizabeth, with her court, stayed at various locations and great houses in Suffolk. Monica will examine where she went, who she met and the characters involved. She will also look at the results of these visits and how they impacted on the lives of those who welcomed her,

some honoured some not. 2.30 pm, Munton and Fison Room, Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD. Ample free parking. Non-members welcome for a donation of £3.00. Info: 014449 675693 or email john_

An Evening of Clairvoyance

With ROY DODD PSYCHIC/MEDIUM On his UK tour A fascinating Stage Show Bring a photograph or your Departed Loved Ones Needham Market Institute & Club 122 High Street Tickets £7 available from The Club

Stowupland Local History Group Tuesday 1st May, AGM then ‘Stowupland and Stowmarket Pubs’ by Neil Langridge at 7.30pm in Stowupland Church Hall. Admission £1 for members, £3 for non-members. Contact Marion Harris on 01449 770895 for further details. Evenings or Weekend Lunchtimes Doors open 7pm Show commences 8.30pm Bar Open, Tea, Coffee and cakes available

Hadleigh High School Swing Band

are giving a concert at Stowupland Village Hall on Friday May 4th, 7.30 pm at the start of the May Bank Holiday of activity by Holy Trinity Church. For tickets please contact John on 01449 672592 or David on 01449 675828. . The weekend continues with a Flower Festival in the Church on the theme of “Nations United” and a Craft Fayre in the Village Hall. Both events will be open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Saturday 5th May to Monday 7th May.

Together for Mental Wellbeing fundraiser

We are a 24 hour supporting housing project called Together for Mental Wellbeing. We are moving to new premises and on the 4th & 5th of May from 10 – 4 we are holding a sale of the contents of 3 houses & 2 garages!! We will accept any reasonable offer on items as all the proceeds will be going into our fundraising pot. The money we raise will help the tenants to enjoy days out holidays etc.

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May 5th,6th,7th - Cotton Art Show St. Andrews Church Featured artist: Reg Siger. Also a display of pictures by John Bonny. Saturday 6th, Preview.. 7.30 pm with refreshments Tickets £ 7.50 from 01449 781047/677444 Sunday 7th 10.00 until 7.00 pm. Entry £ 2 Monday 8th 10.00 until 4.00 pm Entry £ 2

St. Mary’s Church, Mendlesham

Tuseday, May 15th 7.30 pm, A visit to this historic church and its unique Armoury Advance booking required from 01449 781095 Members £ 2 Non-members £ 3 A return mini-bus will leave Bacton Village Hall at 7.15 pm Bacton & Cotton Local History Society

April 2012

Rev Up For Hospice’s Motorcycle Run From Stowmarket Area Calling all bikers! A date has been set for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Motorcycle Run. Hundreds of bikers from all over Suffolk are expected to sign up for the event which takes place on Sunday 24th June to raise money for the charity. Bikers will set off from Stonham Barns, near Stowmarket, and finish at Felixstowe Motorcycle show, where there will be lots of dealers and clubs in attendance. It will be a scenic route through the countryside. Several hundred bikers are expected to attend and raise thousands of pounds for the Hospice, which cares for people in Suffolk with a progressive illness and provides support for their families. The event is supported by Rob Day and Derek Barker, of Suffolk Advanced Motorcyclists, a charity which aims to improve riding standards, and Ray Walters, owner of Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich. Mr Barker said: “We hope the 2012 St Elizabeth Hospice Motorcycle Run will be as well supported as the event has

been in previous years.” The Hospice’s community fundraising team leader Rachael Maidment said: “We were overwhelmed by the amount of people who took part last year and wanted to raise money for the Hospice. The bikers were so generous and there was a great atmosphere on the day. Thank you all so much and we hope you will be back this year, along with some people taking part for the first time.” It costs just £5 to take part and bikers are encouraged to get sponsorship. Bikers cannot take part unless they have registered. To sign up online visit www. For more information call 01473 723600 or email fundraising@ St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity and relies on the support of the local community to raise money towards its £6.6 million annual running costs.

Do you enjoy hearing church bells on Sundays? Would you miss the sound if it wasn’t there? We have six bells in the tower at Barking but can usually only muster up to 5 ringers for Sunday services. If we don’t get more ringers then there’s a risk we may not be able to ring for services in the future. We are a friendly band of ringers and would welcome new recruits to our Monday night practices and, after some basic training, for Sunday

service ringing. You don’t have to be super-fit to ring, if you can push a child on a swing then you’re fit enough to ring. So, if you’ve ever wondered how we do it or fancied giving it a go then contact us or come along to our practice night on Mondays between 8 and 9 pm. Contact us by calling Phil Day on 01449 771719 or email

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