Gallery: Your chance to enjoy best view in town

FOR the last time you will have the chance to experience these amazing views for yourself.

FOR the last time you will have the chance to experience these amazing views for yourself.

Taken from the top of the tower block of Suffolk New College, these birds's eye images are soon to become a thing of the past.

The tower block - a familiar Ipswich landmark for decades - faces demolition later this year.

A spokeswoman for the college said: “Suffolk New College will be opening its roof top area to members of the public for the final time on Saturday, May 16 between 10am and 1pm.

“This will be the last chance to look at the panoramic view across Ipswich and beyond before the tower block is taken down later this year.

“Members of college staff will be on hand to point out various points of interest that are clearly visible from the roof top.”

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Donations received on the day will be given to the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball's chosen charity the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Founded in 1964, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK's only national charity dealing with all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis. It funds research to treat and cure Cystic Fibrosis and aims to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people with the disease.

Since the inaugural ball in 1997 the Press Ball has raised thousands for charity. The event will be held at the Hotel Elizabeth Copdock on Friday, June 19 with music, dancing, fine food and wines followed by an auction and tombola with prizes donated by businesses and organisations.

As announced in The Evening Star, headline acts will include rock legend and soul sensation Ray Lewis of The Drifters fame who will perform at the Soul Ball themed night of nights.

Regularly and strongly supported by the county's business community the Press Ball is once again sponsored by Ipswich firm Call Connection.

Further information can be found about Cystic Fibrosis on the website Help and advice for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis is available through the Cystic Fibrosis Helpline on 0845 859 1000.

Have you been helped by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust? Are you a regular guest at the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball? What do you think? Write to Your Letters Evening Star 30 Lower Brook Street Ipswich IP4 1AN or send an e mail to

If two carriers have a child, the baby has a 1 in 4 chance of having Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food.

Each week, five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis.

Each week, three young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.

Press Ball bosses are today offering the chance for the business community to offer their help to raise cash for the event's chosen charities

If your business or organisation would like to donate a raffle or auction prize to the event please contact Bridget York on 07961 430599