Bowling buffs back Star's campaign

IT WAS a knock out at a Suffolk bowling club when members managed to raise more than £500 for Raise the Roof appeal.Around 20 clubs got together at the Annual Soames Charity Cup Competition for a knock-out competition at St Botolph's Bowls Club in Botesdale.

IT WAS a knock out at a Suffolk bowling club when members managed to raise more than £500 for Raise the Roof appeal.

Around 20 clubs got together at the Annual Soames Charity Cup Competition for a knock-out competition at St Botolph's Bowls Club in Botesdale.

A draw was held along with the final competition to raise a huge £525.

The final was held between Framlingham Castle Bowls Club and Elmswell Bowls Club with Framlingham coming out on top.

The money was given to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk and will go into the Raise the Roof appeal set up by the Evening Star.

Our aim is to raise £100,000 by Christmas to top off the £300,000 needed to build a cancer information and education centre at Ipswich Hospital.

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The project was started in 1998 by Cancer Campaign in Suffolk who had raised about £200,000 by the beginning of the year.

It is hoped building will start at the hospital soon.

Information in the form of books, leaflets and the internet will be available for anyone to use to find out about cancer and it is hoped professionals will also be employed to be on hand.

There will be details about benefits people can get as well as information about illnesses.

Prevention information will also be on hand as well as private rooms for families to discuss the illness with consultants.

Anyone who wants to give to the appeal should send donations made out to Raise the Roof to Geraldine Thomspon, Editor's Secretary, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or to CCIS Appeal, PO Box 100, Badingham, Woodbridge, IP13 8NJ.

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