Pennies add up for Scott and Dean appeal

TRIBUTES today continue to be flood in, in memory of Ipswich teenagers Dean Bloomfield and Scott Towler.The Evening Star is leading the way to create a permanent memorial to Dean and Scott, who died after being hit by a car as they walked in Fore Hamlet near Bishops Hill on May 30.

TRIBUTES today continue to be flood in, in memory of Ipswich teenagers Dean Bloomfield and Scott Towler.

The Evening Star is leading the way to create a permanent memorial to Dean and Scott, who died after being hit by a car as they walked in Fore Hamlet near Bishops Hill on May 30.

The latest event is set to be a martial arts extravanganza.

In celebration of his 50th birthday, martial arts instructor Kyo Sa Nim John Garrod will attempt to break 50 wooden boards in just five minutes – using punches, kicks and chops.


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This will be accompanied by displays from Mr Garrod's pupils, who learn traditional Korean martial arts at the Kuk Sool Won centre, which holds various training sessions throughout Ipswich.

All are welcome to attend the event, which will be held from 7pm until 9pm at Halifax Primary School in Prince Wales Drive, Ipswich.

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There will be no tickets – just collection boxes. All proceeds, including that from the raffle and auction, will go to the Dean and Scott memorial appeal.

Organiser Darren Ramsey, 37, of Pembroke Close, Ipswich, said: "I feel really pleased that we will be able to contribute. Anybody who has got children has been affected by this tragic event.

"I am hoping that we will be able to raise at least £500, but I have a funny feeling that I may be underestimating."

Other school children have also been keen to contribute to the appeal.

Children at Hillside Primary School in Belstead Avenue, Ipswich, emptied their copper jars onto markings on the playground to raise money.

Year six pupils Steven Connick and Matthew Betts, who came up with the idea, said: "We just wanted to try and raise some money for them because we feel so sad about it."

Customers of KG Stores in Station Road, Ipswich also raised just over £75.

In all, more than £4,050 has been raised – and that looks set to rise.

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