More help for disaster appeal

CHARITY events to raise money for the victims of the tsunami show no sign of stopping in Suffolk.Fund raising is taking place all over the county this week from a special bowling match which hopes to raise thousands, to youngsters giving their pocket money to the cause.

CHARITY events to raise money for the victims of the tsunami show no sign of stopping in Suffolk.

Fund raising is taking place all over the county this week from a special bowling match which hopes to raise thousands, to youngsters giving their pocket money to the cause.

Tomorrow a dozen employees from Farrow and Turner in Turret Lane, are taking part in a bowling event at Kingpin in Martlesham.

Supported by the Evening Star, owner of Kingpin, Geoff Sheldrake decided to open the lanes for free and every pin that is struck will mean another 10p towards the disaster relief fund. He is hoping the event will raise thousands for the appeal.

Farrow and Turner's contract supervisor Mark Smith said: "We saw the disaster on TV and it has probably touched everybody in the world.

"We spoke about it here and we saw the story on the front of The Evening Star about the bowling event.

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"We just all felt it would be a good idea. Everybody wanted to chip in and do their bit."

The two teams from Farrow and Turner will join bowlers from all walks of life, including Ipswich Town Football Club stars.

Two charity bowling sessions are being held on Thursday starting at 6pm and 7pm.

For more information call Kingpin on 01473 611111.

Youngsters at Orwell High have also been doing all they can and started off by trying to create a mile of coins – they managed to get to 250 metres and raised £170 in the process.

Year ten pupils set up a car washing operation after school, and despite the rain and wind, washed and polished cars belonging to teachers and other staff members, raising more than £80.

Year nine pupils held a giant cake sale and other events during the week include a non-uniform day, teacher karaoke, sixth form fancy dress, and a disco for years seven and eight. There is also a raffle all week for a multi-coloured teddy bear.

Residents in the area are also invited to join in with the fun and attend a coffee morning and bring and buy sale at the school in Maidstone Road on Friday from 10.15am to 10.45am, organised by year ten pupils.

Also on Friday the New Wolsey Theatre's late night performance of Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood will turn into a fundraiser.

Members of the cast and other theatre staff will be giving their services for free.

All money raised from the sale of tickets for the show will be donated to the British Red Cross tsunami appeal.

Many of the normal performances of the pantomime have sold out, and the late night show – which starts at 10.30pm – is a last chance for people to find out what all the fuss has been about.

Tickets are available from the box office in return for a donation to the Red Cross Appeal. The lower limit for donations has now been relaxed.

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