Money continues to roll in

DONATIONS continue to come rolling in for The Evening Star's Let Them Play appeal and today a group of caring travel agents have boosted the funds by a further £200.

DONATIONS continue to come rolling in for The Evening Star's Let Them Play appeal and today a group of caring travel agents have boosted the funds by a further £200.

The Co-Op's TravelCare branch in Carr Street, Ipswich, organised a day-trip to Norwich for members of the public and loyal customers and all proceeds from the day have been given to Let Them Play.

Stacey Dean, a travel consultant, said: “We hired a coach out for the day and took people to do their Christmas shopping in Norwich.

“We charged everybody £7 for their tickets and all the money left over from that went to the appeal. We also had some raffles and games on the coach and that helped to raise money as well.

“We do something like this a couple of times a year for charity and when we saw your Let Them Play posters we thought it sounded like a great cause.”

Miss Dean was responsible for organising the trip, along with branch manager Jan Alexander.

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Events have been happening across the county in aid of the appeal, which aims to raise £30,000 to resurface the play area at Ipswich Hospital's children's wards.

There is still plenty of time to organise your own event or make a donation.

Organisations, businesses and individuals are all being encouraged to get on board and dig deep.

Cheques should be made payable to 'Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Let Them Play' and sent to The Directorate of Child Health, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD.

Tell The Evening Star about your fundraising efforts by writing to Sarah Gillett, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, emailing sarah.gillett@eveningstar.co.uk or calling Sarah on 01473 324791.

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