Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C


Ipswich: Accountancy firm Scrutton Bland supports Lighthouse Women’s Aid charity

06:00 31 January 2014

Sharon Gravener, left, a corporate partner at the Scrutton Bland Group, presents Sally Winston of Lighthouse Women

Sharon Gravener, left, a corporate partner at the Scrutton Bland Group, presents Sally Winston of Lighthouse Women's Aid with a cheque for £1,000.


Accountancy group Scrutton Bland Group has donated the money that would have been spent on client Christmas cards to the Lighthouse Women’s Aid in Ipswich.


Sally Winston for the charity said: “Lighthouse are extremely grateful to Scrutton Bland for their very generous donation to the charity.

“At a time of financial uncertainty this will certainly help to contribute to the ongoing work of the organisation. Lighthouse runs a Women’s Centre in Ipswich where in excess of 60 women a month make contact for support and advice.

“Our two refuges provide emergency accommodation to over 100 women and 150 children a year.

“Women and children fleeing a domestic violence situation often arrive at refuge with nothing but the clothes they are wearing having left their personal possessions, and toys behind.

“Donations such as this help towards making their stay a little more comfortable as we are able to replace some of the things they have been forced to leave behind. On behalf of these women and children we would like to thank you very much indeed.”



Philip Heathcote.

The funeral of a Suffolk man gunned down in the massacre on a holiday beach in Tunisia is taking place today.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer (left) and Mayor Glen Chisholm take part in the World Sight Day blindfold walk, organised by the Lions Club of Ipswich

Senior Ipswich figures gathered in the town centre on Saturday morning, to take part in a blindfold walk through the market.

Andy Hazell is against adding steps into a green path next to the church in Kersey.

It is among the prettiest villages in Suffolk, its iconic centre considered one of the most beautiful views in the county.

John McKno

A 70-year-old former maths teacher had denied 13 charges alleging he abused five children at Kesgrave Hall and two other schools.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich woman whose sex assault allegations led to the discovery a convicted paedophile deported 11 years ago was back in the UK and working with vulnerable teenagers has broken her silence.

The Golden Boar in Freckenham. Cyclists called 999 after the pub owners refused them tap water.

A tap water argument between pub staff and cyclists broke out in Freckenham after the group asked for a free water bottle fill-up for four.

Firefighters were sent to Claydon

Last night a building in Claydon caught fire with three crews helping to tackle the blaze.

Part of a road has been closed off this afternoon following an accident involving a panel-sided van.

Sudbury silk will now be given special European protection from imitation thanks to laws championed this week by local Suffolk Euro MP Richard Howitt. The Suffolk Euro MP at Vanners Silk Weavers with chairman David Tooth.

It has graced the homes and bodies of celebrities ranging from Michelle Obama to members of the Royal family, but up until now ‘Sudbury silk’ has remained a relatively well-kept secret.

Bristol Pier, Shotley is for sale, by auction

A rare opportunity to buy a Victorian pier at auction

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages