Ipswich: Glittering Press Ball raises thousands for worthy causes

EMOTIONS ran high as hundreds of kind-hearted residents united for charity.

The Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball saw more than 300 people gather at Trinity Park to help make a difference - and

thousands of pounds was raised on the night.

The magical evening was held in support of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Lord Deben’s charities.

With entertainment provided by R&B star Lemar and the Legendary Old Brown Growlers, crowds were swaying to the music on offer at the Trinity Park venue.

But it was generosity that shone more than anything at the glittering event, with thousands raised for the deserving causes.

The Press Ball - in its 16th year - has continued to develop and more money has been secured for deserving causes each year.

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It is now firmly among the most prestigious events on Suffolk’s social calendar.

Speaking at the event Nigel Pickover, editor of The Ipswich Star, said: “It is the 16th annual press ball and we are very very happy to have 300 of you here - 300 of Suffolk’s greatest.

“I must thank the Suffolk Agricultural Association for tonight’s event which is so special.”

Chris Bushby, executive director for the Suffolk Agricultural Association, said he was delighted to be involved in this year’s Press Ball.

Graeme Kalbraier, managing director of Call Connection, said: “I have been involved in the Press Ball for 16 years and have seen it develop and grow into what it is today.”

For a full report and pictures see Monday’s Ipswich Star.

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