New boost for Star appeal

AN Ipswich club has today given a huge boost to the Evening Star's Let Them Play appeal.The Ipswich Divorced and Separated club held a charity disco and raised a massive £1,000 for the appeal.

AN Ipswich club has today given a huge boost to the Evening Star's Let Them Play appeal.

The Ipswich Divorced and Separated club held a charity disco and raised a massive £1,000 for the appeal.

Shirley Saul, welfare officer for the club, said: “When we read about the appeal in the Star we decided we wanted to donate all the money raised to Let Them Play.

“It's really nice to think that we are doing something for local people and it's touched the hearts of all of our members.

“At sometime or other everyone may have children or grandchildren that may need to use those facilities.”

More than 100 members of the club, who are divorced, separated or widowed, attended the disco on November 12.

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A tombola and raffle were held and guests were charged an entry fee - all of which went to the appeal.

Mrs Saul, of Sheldrake Drive, said: “We are all ecstatic to have raised so much.

“All of our members were generous and dug deeply.”

The appeal is aiming to resurface the play area at Ipswich Hospital's children's wards which could become unsafe to use without an urgent revamp.

It has not been updated since 1988 and years of use by thousands of tiny feet have hardened up the ground.

Resurfacing will cost £30,000 - and that's where you come in.

The Evening Star's Let Them Play appeal aims to raise that money and give the children's ward the best Christmas present they have ever had.

You can help make a difference by holding your own fundraising event.

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, e-mail sarah.gillett@eveningstar.co.uk or calling Sarah on 01473 324791.

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