Gallery: Runaway charity fundraisers and Grand National winners - the pictures that made the headlines this week

Aurora Bar and Restaurant’s Director Callum Hewitt, Lukasz Przybyl and Head Chef Stuart Drane are a

Aurora Bar and Restaurants Director Callum Hewitt, Lukasz Przybyl and Head Chef Stuart Drane are a few of the staff who won money from the Grand Nationals.

CHARITY fundraisers went on the run across Suffolk as they competed in the annual Great Xscape challenge run by St Elizabeth Hospice’s annual Great Xscape challenge.

After being dumped, penniless and without a mobile phone, in mystery locations around the county, they had to make their way back to base.

As they trekked across open countryside staff from Aurora Bar & Restaurant in Orwell Quay were watching horses doing the same.

They put a bet on their namesake at the Grand National and came up trumps when he crossed the finish line to secure an unexpected win.

This week Ormiston Children and Families Trust which offers support to vulnerable children and families has received a donation from the Queen while a band of mothers from Stowmarket have banded together to form a running team for the up coming Race for Life.

Pupils at Sprites Primary School, Ipswich, have been creating their own literary masterpieces for a school writing competition organised by the school’s governors.

And Lottie the lovable Staffordshire bull terrier, who was mistreated by her previous owner, finally has her happy ending after being rehomed.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband praised the “fabulous” town of Ipswich as he launched his party’s local election campaign at the Co-op’s Fore Street offices.

And in Felixstowe ramblers are gearing up for a sponsored walk for two children’s charities. The Onesie Walk takes place along Felixstowe seafront on Saturday, May 25.

The Gym Ipswich has been putting three men through their paces for an epic charity ride. Guy Fisher, Junior Claxton and Ivan Bradford are training for a 300-mile sponsored cycle ride from London to Paris in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Vintage cars roared up for an annual rally held at The White Lion Inn, in Lower Ufford, near Woodbridge.

The Guide Dogs charity is seeking more puppy walkers and in Ipswich a new app has been launched to help people find out what is going on in town. Finally, this week war veteran Arthur Rose was reunited with the hero PCSOs who saved his life.