max temp: 7°C

min temp: 4°C


Felixstowe: Complete the Dream appeal tops £75,000

15:00 09 December 2012

Busy day for Blue Cross supporters at their Felixstowe fair.

Busy day for Blue Cross supporters at their Felixstowe fair.


AS the search continues for a suitable site for a new state-of-the-art Blue Cross animal rescue centre, fundraisers are doing their bit to make the dream a reality.


The Complete the Dream appeal team has enjoyed another successful year – adding more than £3,000 to the growing pot to help towards the costs of the project.

The appeal currently stands at around £75,000.

Officials at the animal welfare charity have pledged to keep the re-homing centre in Walton High Street, open until a modern and larger replacement facility can be provided.

Their aim is to find a site in the Felixstowe area and hopes had been pinned on a £1.5 million project to transform former social club The Hollies, Foxhall, into a new centre but the charity pulled out just days before it was due to gain planning consent.

Blue Cross community and fundraising team volunteer Tom Crowley said every effort was still being made to find a site.

“Potential sites are still being looked at and as developments take place around the area we are always hopeful that new sites will come forward that might be suitable. In the meantime we are continuing our fundraising efforts,” he said.

“The people of Felixstowe over the past three months have shown their support for the work of the Blue Cross Re-homing Centre by giving generously on four occasions.

“I would like to thank all the good people of Felixstowe who have shown their support time and again.

“I would also like to thank the Blue Cross volunteers who regularly, donate their time and effort in the various roles at the centre and out and about in the community.”

On September 15, volunteers collected £303 outside Morrison’s store in Grange Farm Avenue, and on September 29, a street collection in Hamilton Road, raised £450.

The Blue Cross Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church Hall, Walton, saw 25 volunteers take part, running a variety of stalls, and raising £770.

A further £107 was then added at the Felixstowe Christmas lights switch-on.



The incident happened in Duke Street (stock photo)

The victim of a violent attack during a party at an Ipswich flat has described how his arm was nearly cut off with a machete.

Undated handout photo issued by ITV of Kieron Dyer who has been revealed as one of the contestants for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! 2015. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday November 10, 2015. Also among the 10-strong line-up is Diana Princess of Wales biographer Lady Colin Campbell, fashion guru Susannah Constantine, Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, TV personality Yvette Fielding, X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman and Union J's George Shelley. See PA story SHOWBIZ Celebrity. Photo credit should read: ITV/PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Kieron Dyer was given a rare night of luxury after winning a stay at the Jungle Boutique Hotel, but tensions are running high in the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here camp.

East Anglian Air Ambulance

The A134 at Assington is closed in both directions due to a serious single-vehicle crash.

Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich.

A couple aged in their 70s were injured during a robbery at an Ipswich home.

Izzy Alder

An 18-year-old woman who failed to arrive at school today has been found.

The Lighthouse project in Ipswich is celebrating its 40th anniversary.Ali Jordan and Ursula Burrows in a meeting.

There is a collage on the wall of messages from women who have been helped by Lighthouse Women’s Aid in Ipswich, formerly known as Ipswich Women’s Aid.

The police investigation centre in Martlesham.

One woman was taken to hospital and 20 other people into police custody today after they were discovered in a lorry container.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury in London for the House of Commons, where Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 3, 2014. See PA story BUDGET Main. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Chancellor George Osborne will declare a crisis in home ownership as he unveils a raft of measures he claims will see 400,000 new homes built across England.

Government cuts could make the regular inspection of our waterways harder

This Government has been very keen to talk up its “difficult choices”.

Abellio Greater Anglia has warned that the services are expected to be disrupted until 7pm.

Trains between Norwich and London Liverpool Street may be delayed by up to 40 minutes.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24