Gallery: EADT and Ipswich Star editor pays tribute to Suffolk’s generosity at annual Concert of Carols
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Nearly 300 people gathered at St. Mary-le-Tower church in Ipswich last night for the annual Concert of Carols, organised by the EADT and Ipswich Star, along with EADT Suffolk Magazine and the recently-launched IP Resident.
The event – the fifth seasonal concert held at the town and civic church of Ipswich – was raising money for two local charities, Suffolk Family Carers and the Surviving Winter campaign.
In his welcome, editor Terry Hunt described both charities as “brilliant”, and revealed that £65,000 has been raised so far for Surviving Winter, which helps to keep vulnerable people safe and warm during the coldest months of the year. This year’s target is £100,000.
Mr Hunt also paid tribute to the people of Suffolk who have raised more than £250,000 to buy and run a vehicle which will be operated by Suffolk Family Carers, to reach and support carers who live in the more remote parts of the county.
Those reading lessons at the concert were: Mark Murphy, of BBC Radio Suffolk, Tim Holder, of Suffolk Community Foundation, Jayne Lindill, of EADT Suffolk Magazine, Minnie Moll, of the East of England Co-op, and Kirsten Alderson, of Suffolk Family Carers.