Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Bury St Edmunds: Call goes out for Santa Run entrants

09:40 13 November 2012

The Santa Run in aid of the East Anglian Childrens Hospice (EACH)

The Santa Run in aid of the East Anglian Childrens Hospice (EACH)

WITH only a few days to go, organisers of the Bury St Edmunds Santa Run are encouraging people to sign up to the fun festive event.

And they are also asking for more volunteers to help on the day.

Nikki Brown, Suffolk fund-raiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), said: “This is the eighth Santa Run to take place in Bury. The event has grown year on year and we don’t want this year to be the exception, so we are asking for people to sign up now and get involved.

“If you don’t fancy taking part, we also need volunteers to help with registration and marshalling the route.

“If you don’t want to take part as an individual, you could enter a team with your colleagues, school, social or community group.

“The money raised from the Bury Santa Run is vital to EACH – it means we can deliver care and support to local life-threatened children and their families.”

The Bury Santa Run takes place in aid of EACH at 10am, on Sunday, November 25, starting and finishing at the Arc Shopping Centre.

The route is about 2.5km, and is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Entry fees are adults (age 14-plus) £10 including Santa suit or £8 without; children (age 13 and under) £5 including Santa hat.

To sign up visit www.each.org.uk/santaruns or call the Suffolk fundraising team on 01473 237243.

Online entry closes on Friday, November 23, and entrants can sign up on the day as well.

EACH aims to raise more than £5.75million from public donations to deliver their services this year (£15,000 every day of the year).

It supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and develops and delivers a range of services, including overnight short breaks, day care, specialist play, music therapy, hydrotherapy, parent and sibling groups, symptom management support, care at end of life and bereavement support for all family members.

It provides care and support wherever the family wishes – in their own home, in the community or at one of their hospices in Ipswich (The Treehouse), Milton or Quidenham.

Last year EACH, which has the Duchess of Cambridge as its patron, cared for 478 children and young people (a 21% increase from the previous year) and 572 families (including 455 siblings).

A total of 86,500 hours of care and support were delivered last year (an 11% increase from the previous year).

For more information about EACH visit www.each.org.uk or call the Ipswich fundraising office on 01473 237243.

0 comments

Enjoy a family day out at the Suffolk Show

Looking for ways to entertain the family during the school holidays? Here we bring you a round up of what is on in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and elsewhere in Suffolk, and into north Essex.

EACH Colour Dash at Christchurch Park

Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) during Ipswich’s most well supported Colour Dash to date.

Major Tim Pig preview shots. Image: Jane Anderson

The finer points of his space suit have been painted on, he has been shipped back to Ipswich and been glossed to protect him from the weather - and now Major Tim Pig is just waiting to land in the town centre.

City Palace Udaipur

With temperatures soaring into the 50’ – that is Celsius – in Rajasthan at present, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is a place to be avoided!

File picture of Norwich Road/Orford Street junction in Ipswich.

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault committed in Ipswich last weekend have carried out anniversary checks in the area.

The bank holiday weather was perfect for events like the Trimley Beer Festival.

For once organisers of bank holiday weekend events are set to be happy with the British weather as the region prepares for a third dry day today.

The Stowmarket town sign.

One woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage following the incident last night.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing

It would take a phenomenal effort to produce a bad Dirty Dancing show. The 1987 coming-of-age drama is ripe for any interpretation: iconic music, a timeless script, a clear story with emotional depth, relatable characters and well-defined goals, and of course, some pretty captivating dancing.

Ferry boat inn old Felixstowe 
Food and drink review

I visited the Ferry Boat Inn on a day, not so very long ago, when hail was still a common occurrence, writes Victoria Richman.

icons may 28

The industrial revolution at the turn of the 18th Century brought an abundance of agricultural workers into the towns to work in the newly-established factories, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24