Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Suffolk: Comedy Ties appeal for Red Nose Day

15:32 25 February 2013

Will Rodwell, Marshall Youpa and Lee Forster of Archant Suffolk with their comedy ties ready for Red Nose day

Will Rodwell, Marshall Youpa and Lee Forster of Archant Suffolk with their comedy ties ready for Red Nose day

Archant

STAFF at the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star are supporting BBC Radio Suffolk in their ‘Comedy Ties’ appeal to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

From office workers to shop assistants, people across Suffolk are being urged to rummage through their wardrobes and don a comedy tie for one day only for Comic Relief on Friday, March 15.

BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy, who came up with the fundraising idea, said he hoped a lot of people would take part and share their photos and stories of the day.

He said: “I wanted to do something for Comic Relief that would be quite easy and fun to do – and thought wearing comedy ties would be a good idea!

“It’s a really simple way of raising money for a great cause and I hope a lot of people get involved.

“Office workers can pay £1 or £2 for the privilege of wearing a comedy tie, and perhaps those who don’t can be ‘fined’ the same amount and pay into the collection.

“People working in shops can have donation buckets and everyone can chip in – wouldn’t it be great to think that everyone in Suffolk on the same day was wearing a comedy tie!”

Money raised for Red Nose Day is asked to be donated through the normal channels.

0 comments

Work is underway on The Buttermarket in Ipswich.

Jack Wills is preparing to open in the former Croydons store, work on the Primark extension is nearing completion and the transformation of the Buttermarket Shopping Centre is now in its final stage.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich man with “an entrenched and disturbing interest” in sexually abusing females has been jailed for 12 years.

Services could move from Colchester General Hospital to Ipswich Hospital, or vice versa.

Services at Colchester and Ipswich hospitals could merge where there is “a clinical case to do so” – but neither hospital will close.

Car has collided with a tree on Bury Road, Newmarket.

The father of Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble has died following a road crash.

Suffolk People First conference in Kesgrave

Giving people with learning disabilities a chance to speak up and be heard is the key goal of Suffolk People First, a meeting organised by Stowmarket-based Advocacy organisation Ace Anglia.

The EACH Colour Dash in Christchurch Park in Ipswich in 2015

Christchurch Park is set to get colourful this Sunday, with thousands of people descending on Ipswich town centre for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice’s (EACH) Colour Dash.

The sign that has been put up in Through Jollys in Kesgrave, after a cat was killed from traffic

A Kesgrave cat owner whose pet was killed on one of the town’s busiest roads, after being hit by a car, has urged motorists to keep to the speed limit.

File photo dated 15-06-1996 of Paul Gascoigne celebrating his goal with Teddy Sheringham in the Euro 96 clash against Scotland, at Wembley. Photo: Neil Munns/PA Wire.

It may have ultimately ended in defeat to old rivals Germany but Euro ‘96 was far from being England’s worst footballing campaign.

Question Time was last in Ipswich in 2013.

Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband – a leading campaigner in the campaign to stay in the EU – is among the guests expected at Ipswich Corn Exchange when Question Time comes to town tonight.

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich

An empty former care home in Ipswich could be turned into 23 apartments and four bungalows, if planners give the scheme the green light.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24