Carol service on the horizon

FESTIVE carols will soon fill the air and all in aid of a good cause.This year's Evening Star carol service on December 16 is on the horizon – and tickets are selling fast.

FESTIVE carols will soon fill the air and all in aid of a good cause.

This year's Evening Star carol service on December 16 is on the horizon – and tickets are selling fast.

People are flocking to help make the carol service in St Margaret's Church, Ipswich a success, which is now one of Ipswich's festive focal points.

Sprites Junior School choir will be singing hymns as people arrive while Budgens of Woodbridge will be providing the mince pies for the big day.

B & Q in Bury Road, Ipswich has provided a fully-decorated Christmas Tree to complete the look on the day.

Ben Collins, Newspaper Sales Manager said: "It is fantastic that B & Q and Budgens have given their backing to this event.

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"The night raises good money for charity but is also a highlight of the Suffolk Christmas calendar and something to look forward to each year."

All money raised will go towards the Star's Raise the Roof Appeal.

The Appeal was launched in April to try and raise the final £100,000 needed to put the roof on the cancer and information centre at Ipswich Hospital.

The centre will have books and leaflets giving accessible information about the disease and its prevention.

Private rooms will also be provided for families to discuss the illness with consultants.

Currently the total stands around the £80,000 mark.

The Yuletide service will take place on Tuesday, December 16 at St Margaret's Church, Ipswich. It will begin at 7pm and generally lasts for about one hour.

Rev David Cutts will be leading the service, which will include short readings from Mark Murphy of Radio Suffolk, Disability Care Enterprise Project Director Carolyne Morey and the Mayor of Ipswich, Penny Breakwell.

Anyone wishing to buy tickets can purchase them from the front reception at the Evening Star offices in Lower Brook Street or by post.

Cheques should be made payable to Archant Ltd and sent to Christine Upson, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AN.

Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope when applying for tickets.

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