max temp: 15°C

min temp: 15°C


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

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.”


1 comment

  • WOW i never realised how much santa loved the pub :)

    Report this comment

    I'm right,your not!!

    Friday, November 30, 2012

Bea the cat is recovering well

A cat has been found collapsed on an Ipswich doorstep 10 days after suffering serious neck injuries caused by its own collar.

Crown Pools in Ipswich, where a man reportedly exposed himself on Saturday.

A man has reportedly twice exposed himself to girls in the changing rooms of an Ipswich swimming pool.

Police are investigating the robbery.

A man was assaulted and threatened during a robbery in Ipswich on Saturday night.

Heart FM DJ Dave Taylor during the charity busking session on the Cornhill in Ipswich where he was accompanied by his producer Nick mellamphy and students from Ipswich High School for Girls.

Heart FM breakfast DJ Dave Taylor took on a charity challenge with a difference this afternoon – learning to busk classic songs with the help of high school students.

Police have cordoned off an alleyway between Blanche Street and Christchurch Street in Ipswich after a man was stabbed.

Police are hunting for three men after a man was stabbed in the chest in Ipswich last night.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Trains running between Essex and Suffolk and the capital face delays, alterations and cancellations due to a defective piece of track at Harold Wood.

The crash happened on the A14 westbound between Stowmarket and Woolpit.

Motorists have escaped injury during two crashes on the A14 today.

The scene of a fire at Exning Primary School. Headteacher, James Clark.

Two teenage girls have been charged with arson following a fire at Exning Primary School in September.

Julian King and Ian Lea talk about custom bikes at the Copdock Motorcycle Show.

There was something for all motorcycle enthusiasts at Trinity Park over the weekend as a popular event returned for its 24th year.

New report on prosperity in seaside towns

New research has highlighted the importance of entrepreneurs in helping to revive seaside towns that have fallen into decline and unlock further potential in those already prospering.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages