Ipswich charity event for the Papworth Trust

Cheryll Davey, Sheila Bloom and Cherie Bloom are gearing up for their race night on November 7 at La

Cheryll Davey, Sheila Bloom and Cherie Bloom are gearing up for their race night on November 7 at Ladies That Lunch to raise money for the Papworth Trust. - Credit: Su Anderson

Charity race night at coffee house

The ladies at the Blackfriars coffee house in Fore Street, Ipswich are planning a race night with a difference.

This event is not about betting on recorded racing on a television scheme - but something much closer to the real thing - live.

The charity fundraising event, on Friday November 7, will involve dressing up as jockeys and riding hobby horses.

The race track will be chalked out on the floor.

Cheryll Davey said: “It will be a lot of fun.

“Anyone can come, and children can take part too.

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“We will have jumps and a water jump, and there will be a raffle.

Cheryll Davey will be in charge, organising the races, rolling the dice and deciding on forfeits and handicaps too

The night will include a fish and chip supper, and drinks, with the raffle etc helping towards the charity total, she said.

She laughed: “I’m in charge of it all.

She said: “the last charity raced night we had raised £400. We would like to do better than that this time.

“It will be in support of the Papworth Trust.”

The Papworth Trust offers essential support and care for disabled older people, their families and carers, she added.

Tickets cost £6 and include a fish and chip supper.

The fun starts at 6pm with the tapes up for the first race at 7,30pm,

A raffle and a bar will help boost the amount of money raised for the charity.

Interested in finding out more?

Drop in at Blackfriars coffee shop and ladies clothes shop in Fore Street or telephone 01473 255970 or 211138and speak to Cheryll, or Sheila Bloom or Cherie Bloom.


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