Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 0°C

Search

Retired teacher honoured for work with brain injury charity Headway

PUBLISHED: 19:16 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:07 30 October 2017

Geoffrey Knight, who has been nominated for a national award for his services to a Suffolk charity. Picture: HEADWAY

Geoffrey Knight, who has been nominated for a national award for his services to a Suffolk charity. Picture: HEADWAY

Archant

A retired school teacher – who has helped support a Suffolk brain injury charity for more than 20 years – has been shortlisted for a national award.

Geoffrey Knight, 75, who lives in Ipswich, is one of three people from across the UK to be nominated for the Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award.

Geoff has supported many Suffolk families through his volunteering and has been a trustee and treasurer of Headway Suffolk since 2000.

He has decided the time is right to retire from helping the charity.

Geoff said: “It has come as a bit of a shock but I’m very flattered. It has been wonderful to see the charity grow over time and it has been very rewarding to be part of something that genuinely helps people tackle such adversity.”

The Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award will be presented at a glittering ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel, London, on Friday, December 8.

Shane and Zoe Coldron were Chantry School childhood sweethearts. But unexpectedly Zoe, 44, collapsed and died last week. Her husband Shane has spoken about how the family is coping, plus the overwhelming support he has received.

Broadcasting group Celador faces a rival bidder for the renewal of the Ipswich commercial radio licence which it acquired last year.

Two vehicles have collided on the B1078 this afternoon between Clopton and Charsfield.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened this morning after 80mph winds battered Suffolk and brought its closure.

Major traffic disruption and storm damage is being reported across the region today as gusts of up to 80mph were recorded in Suffolk and north Essex.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

Body positivity is a term that is bandied about a lot at the moment and that can make it sound flippant, unimportant and self indulgent, writes Kate Dickinson.

A Suffolk woman has told of the part she played in forcing The Sun to scrap Page 3 topless women.

An MP has told parliament 20 people died in instances when ambulances arrived late to emergencies in East Anglia during a spell of intense pressure over the Christmas period.

Across Suffolk, dozens of bands, singers, solo acts, choirs and orchestras ply their trade on evenings and weekends as part of the county’s eclectic night time economy.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24