Firm boosts charity in memory of Kate

A PRINTING firm in Ipswich has today given a helping hand towards raising money for charity through the Kesgrave Music Festival.

A PRINTING firm in Ipswich has today given a helping hand towards raising money for charity through the Kesgrave Music Festival.

DNA Printing in Ransomes Europark has got involved in helping the event for the first time this year, which raises money for St Elizabeth Hospice, and has produced all the posters, leaflets and programmes free of charge.

It is also producing printed material for the Kesgrave Sponsored 5k run on May 3, which is run in conjunction with the festival to help raise more funds.

The festival, which will be held on Saturday, August 8, was launched in 2006 to remember Kate Moyes, who died at St Elizabeth Hospice after a brave battle with cancer in 2005.

Although most of the money goes to St Elizabeth Hospice, a donation will be give to East Anglia's Children's Hospices from this year's festival.

Daren Cloud, one of the directors of DNA Printing, said: “This was the first time we have been involved and hopefully we will help again next year.”

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Despite the rain last year, the festival managed to raise �11,000 for the charity. As well as the run, there is also a quiz night on May 24 at the Bell pub, starting at 7.30pm, a clothes swap event on June 28 and an auction on July 16.

Debbie McCallum, festival organiser, said: “DNA Printing has done �900 worth of printing for us so we are really grateful.”

She added they also needed sponsorship for auction items and that anyone who wants to donate or can help on the day can call her or visit the website.

For more information on any event or to register visit www.kesgravemusicfestival.com or call Debbie on 01473 622045.