Orwell walk can be family affair
THIS year's Orwell Walk could be a real family affair to raise loads of cash for the Evening Star Press Ball Fund.The fact that it is taking place on Father's Day has not put off the Morey family, who are using it to their advantage.
THIS year's Orwell Walk could be a real family affair to raise loads of cash for the Evening Star Press Ball Fund.
The fact that it is taking place on Father's Day has not put off the Morey family, who are using it to their advantage.
Fraser decided to step out next to his wife Carolyne who runs Disability Care Enterprise.
For the last seven years the Evening Star has raised more than £100,000 for the charity through its annual Press Ball.
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And so father and son could get to see one another on a dad's most important day of the year, his father Vic decided to do the walk too on Sunday June 20.
Nine-year-old Athina, Carolyne and Fraser's daughter, was not about to be left out so she has joined the walk as well.
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The charity buys equipment for disabled adults and youngsters to help enhance their quality of life.
Carolyne said the family has chosen to do the 11 mile walk, but there is also an 18 mile and a 25 mile route to choose from.
This year the Evening Star is aiming to get the Orwell 20 together, meaning 20 people all doing the walk together for the DCE.
And Carolyne urged the rest of the community to get involved in the walk, which takes people through some of Suffolk's most beautiful countryside.
She said: "Even if you think you can't manage the 11 miles just have a go.
"The reason we are doing it is to help people who would love to be able to walk just a short distance.
"We take being able to walk for granted.
"Just £10 sponsorship can make a difference – just taking part can really change someone's life."
People doing the Orwell Walk can do it for any charity they want.
Registering to do it could not be easier. Click onto the website on www.orwell.org.uk or call Norman Haines on 01473 215333.
Let us know if you want to be part of the Evening Star's Orwell 20 by calling the Star newsdesk on 01473 324788.
n. OTHER WAYS TO HELP OUT.
This year the Evening Star Press Ball, taking place at the County Hotel Copdock has a Starry Potter Theme.
During an evening of magic and mystery on June 25 it is hoped to raise more than £20,000 for DCE.
All the tables are now full but the Press Ball fund has also been launched to help the community really get involved and raise as much money as possible for those who need it.
So get doing your fundraising and let us know of any events so we can give you maximum publicity and raise as much money as possible for DCE.
Contact the Evening Star news desk on 01473 324788 or email StarNews@eveningstar.co.uk