Actors boost Afghan appeal

THESPIANS in Felixstowe are set to tread the boards to raise money to help a project providing necessities and life's little luxuries for soldiers in Afghanistan.

THESPIANS in Felixstowe are set to tread the boards to raise money to help a project providing necessities and life's little luxuries for soldiers in Afghanistan.

The show Super Troopers aims to help Ron and Liz Cartwright keep their shoebox scheme going.

So far the couple have sent out a staggering 3,000 boxes to soldiers - thanks to amazing support from people, groups and businesses all over the county who have supplied items for the packs.

These have included items such as sewing kits, rehydration salts for diarrhoea and sickness, books, wet wipes because of lack of running water and no toilets, paracetomol and painkillers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, notebooks, pens and pencils, chocolates and sweets, cup a soups, noodles, drink sachets, energy tablets and cold treatments.


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Now Felixstowe actress and producer Ruth Miller is getting a group of people together to perform Super Troopers at the Felixstowe Labour Club, High Road West, on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

The evening features songs and supper - the £7 ticket price including fish and chips.

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Mrs Cartwright, of High Road West, said they were thrilled with the support of the theatre show.

She said: “I am sure it will really help because we want to keep sending the shoeboxes out for as long as we can.

“Ron is going out three or four times a day to post off boxes or to collect donations from people - the response we have had is fantastic and it just keeps on going.”

Tickets for the Super Troopers evening are available from Mr and Mrs Cartwright on 01394 211438. People who want to donate shoeboxes should call the same number - collection can be arranged.

What do you think of the couple's efforts? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk

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