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Ipswich musicians’ Christmas fundraising makes almost £3000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:09 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:09 19 January 2018

Left to right Rachel Chester, Ipswich Hospital Band conductor; Phil Hubert; and Faye Harburt from the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Left to right Rachel Chester, Ipswich Hospital Band conductor; Phil Hubert; and Faye Harburt from the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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The Ipswich Hospital Band along with the St Peter’s and Saints Community Bands were able to present the cheque to the East Anglian Air Ambulance after a successful festive period.

The bands took to the streets to play festive music to entertain festive shoppers at a number of venues in and around the town including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Debenhams and the Wyvale Garden Centre in Woodbridge.

In total the groups raised £5,846.30 with £2,923.15 of this going to the charity.

Oliver Heathcote, publicity officer for Ipswich Hospital band, said: “We would like to thank the public for their generosity.”

The Ipswich Hospital Band have been running for over 40 years. and raise a large amount of money for charity each year with their many performances at fetes, events and other concerts.


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