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PUBLISHED: 03:00 15 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:05 03 March 2010

THINGS might be hotting up as we creep ever nearer to the Evening Star Press Ball - but the drinks look set to be super cool.

As well as being able to party the night away and raise thousands of pounds for children in the area, a great prize has now been added to the tombola as an extra incentive.

THINGS might be hotting up as we creep ever nearer to the Evening Star Press Ball – but the drinks look set to be super cool.

As well as being able to party the night away and raise thousands of pounds for children in the area, a great prize has now been added to the tombola as an extra incentive.

Hearing about the £20,000 target the Evening Star has set itself to give to the Ipswich based charity, Disability Care Enterprise, the Ipswich and Norwich Co-op has donated a drinks (beer chiller).

And even better than that it comes complete with twelve cans of Carlsberg – and whether we beat the Danes or not in the World Cup match tomorrow, we still love their beer!

Many at the James Bond themed ball, might prefer to be drinking Vodka Martinis, the drinks chiller is still topped to be the star prize of the evening to attract party goers into putting their hands into their pockets and help us achieve our target.

The Co-op is also giving a £500 donation to put towards the target which will help twenty children from the area.

Austen Dack, Evening Star Brand Manager said: "I am delighted that the Co-op has helped us out once again.

"Their £500 donation and tombola prize will really help boost the night and most importantly get us closer to our golden target."

Children like little Harry Toop who at one year old, suffers from a rare brain disorder called lissencephaly which causes delayed head movements and was the first child to be named as a recipient of the Evening Star Press Ball funds.

Harry needs a snug seat, which is a specially made chair which cost £2,000 and should help him sit up independently and safely.

There is also six-year-old Kieran Gallagher who is already reaping the benefits of the funding.

He was just a few weeks short of his third birthday when he was diagnosed as autistic. He is finally getting mobile with the help of a stroller style pushchair.

The Press Ball takes place on June 28.

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