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Ipswich: Rudolph will be spreading some festive cheer across Ipswich – find out where you can catch a glimpse of him

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 November 2012

Ipswich Greyfriars Round Table collecting in years gone by

Ipswich Greyfriars Round Table collecting in years gone by

RUDOLPH will be joined by his team of helpers next week to spread some festive cheer around Ipswich.

Rudolph’s Ipswich journey

■ Mon, December 3: Selkirk area – leaving Selkirk pub at 7.30pm.

■ Tues, December 4: California area – leaving Brickmaker’s Arms at 6.30pm.

■ Weds, December 5: Crofts – leaving Man on Moon at 6.30pm.

■ Thurs, December 6: Foxhall Road area – leaving Golf pub at 6.30pm.

■■Fri, December 7: Gainsborough – leaving Brewery Tap at 6.30pm.

■■Mon, December 10: Rivers area – leaving Margaret Catchpole at 6.30pm.

■■Tues, December 11: Broke Hall area – leaving Golf Hotel at 6.30pm.

■■Weds, December 12: Castle Hill/Whitehouse area – leaving Suffolk Punch at 6.30pm.

■■Thurs, December 13: Belstead Hills area – leaving Belstead Arms at 6.30pm.

■■Fri, December 14: Stoke Park area – leaving Belstead Brook Hotel at 6.30pm.

■■Sun, December 16: Woodbridge Road area – leaving Royal George Hotel at 4pm.

■■Mon, December 17: Christchurch East area – leaving The Case is Altered at 6pm.

■ Tues, December 18: Bramford Road area – leaving Inkerman at 6.30pm.

■ Weds, December 19: Chantry North area – leaving Kingfisher at 6.30pm.

■ Thurs, December 20: Kesgrave area – leaving The Bell at 6.30pm.

■ Fri, December 21: Christchurch West area – leaving Greyhound at 6.30pm.

The popular reindeer’s journey through the town – organised by the Ipswich Round Table – has been taking place for nearly 50 years and raised thousands of pounds for charity in the process.

This year’s run will start on Monday from the Selkirk Pub, in Selkirk Road, from 6pm and will finish on December 21.

Simon Cooper, Ipswich Round Table chairman, added: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthy causes this year.

“We hope that Ipswich residents show their support and help us to make this year’s Rudolph Runs a success.”

This year the run will be raising money for Mason’s Magic, which was set up by Mason Fountain to give youngsters with brain tumours treats and help them achieve their dreams.

It will also help Brooke’s Wish to Walk – which raises money to help Brook Lawrance, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Shelley Fountain, Mason’s mum, said: “It is very exciting and we can’t wait to be part of it and raise as much money as we can for Mason’s Magic and Brooke’s Wish To Walk.”

Brooke’s parents, Pete and Sarah Lawrance, added: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported Brooke’s Wish to Walk so far and also thank the Round Table for nominating our daughter’s cause as one of their charities this year.”

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