Ipswich: Warm tributes to inspirational Don

IPSWICH: Tributes have today been paid to Don Kitt who dedicated his life to helping young children.

Mr Kitt, who sadly died on Tuesday, has been described by friends as one of the town’s most “inspiring” men after he made such a difference to children’s lives.

Mr Kitt from Ipswich, who was 84, had been unwell for several months.

In 2009, Mr Kitt was given an MBE in the Queen’s honours list for his voluntary services to Ipswich Holiday Help for Children (IHHC) – a charity which he founded in 1964 with his wife Maureen who died in 1999.

In the last ten years, the charitable fundraiser, who was also a founding member of the Martlesham Heath Aviation Society, raised almost �80,000 for IHHC, giving hundreds of children the chance to enjoy holidays and activities.

Nick Feldman, who took over the day-to-day running of the charity at the beginning of this year, said: “Don was an inspiring man. His enthusiasm for the children he helped, and his ability to get others to share it, was matched by a genuine modesty. His memory will live on in the work of the charity and lives of the children and families he helped.”

Don leaves two children, Sally and David, two grandchildren and his beloved partner, Pat Moss.

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