Ipswich: Round Table will be spreading festive cheer again this Christmas

RUDOLPH and his band of happy helpers will hit the streets of the town next month to spread festive cheer and help local charities.

The reindeer’s tour of Ipswich, organised by Ipswich Greyfriars Round Table, will this year raise cash for two deserving Ipswich-based charities, Brooke’s Wish To Walk appeal and Mason’s Magic.

The recognisable float, which for many signifies that Christmas is almost here, will set off on its journey on December 3 and will tour the town until December 21.

Simon Cooper, chairman of Ipswich Round Table, said “Most of us local to Ipswich remember growing up hearing the sounds of Rudolph coming and the excitement of seeing him with Santa and his sleigh.

“Our members, many of whom now have children of their own are looking forward to giving as much support and help to these two very worthwhile local causes.

“We hope Ipswich can show its support by giving generously and making a different to others in need.”

Rudolph, Santa and Round Table volunteers will be knocking on doors for the two good causes for the annual tour of the town as part of a tradition that has been running for more than four decades.

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Six-year-old Brooke Lawrance, who has cerebral palsy, is fundraising for a pioneering operation in America which will make her dreams of walking for the first time come true.

While seven-year-old Mason Fountain, who has an inoperable brain tumour, set up Mason’s Magic to help other young people diagnosed with the same condition.

Visit www.ipswichroundtable.co.uk for further details.