Boost for Felixstowe youngsters

YOUNGSTERS at a Felixstowe nursery are learning through play thanks to great new games bought for them from money raised at the town's carnival.Old Felixstowe Nursery, which is based in the grounds of Kingsfleet Primary School, Ferry Road, is one of nine good causes to benefit from last summer's big event, held in association with the Evening Star.

YOUNGSTERS at a Felixstowe nursery are learning through play thanks to great new games bought for them from money raised at the town's carnival.

Old Felixstowe Nursery, which is based in the grounds of Kingsfleet Primary School, Ferry Road, is one of nine good causes to benefit from last summer's big event, held in association with the Evening Star.

The carnival committee has given away cash and equipment worth around £2,000 thanks to the support it received.

The nursery received a play parachute, which the youngsters can have great fun with outdoors this summer, as well as some computer games.

Langer Primary School, Langer Road, received a donation of sports equipment, while the social services day centre in Queens Road was given a new TV-video combi for its communal area while the old TV and video sets were moved to a new another room.

Cash donations went to the Felixstowe Army Cadets, St John Ambulance, Cruse bereavement care, St Mary's Opportunity Group, More than a Mum charity, and the Small Animal Rescue service.

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Carnival secretary Richard Stewart said: "It's been great to be able to help these groups because that is what the carnival is all about.

"People forget that the carnival is a registered charity and what we always try to do is to use the money we raise in Felixstowe for Felixstowe projects, charities and good causes."

The committee will soon be considering which organisations to support this year and anyone who would like to be considered as a beneficiary is asked to write to Mr Stewart – care of Marshall Warren, PO Box 122, Felixstowe, IP11 7YQ – giving details of their aims and objectives and how any donation would be used.

Mr Stewart said preparations were going well for this year's event, which is being held over the weekend August 6-8.

Events will again be centred on Langer Park, while there will be a search and rescue display on the sea, and a display from an RAF Tornado.

A number of firework companies are currently carrying out site surveys and risk assessments to find a suitable place to set off the fireworks.

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