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Raise the roof with challenging events

PUBLISHED: 16:46 14 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:43 03 March 2010

PUT the fun into fundraising by getting involved in loads of different ways to raise loads of money.

The Evening Star and Cancer Campaign in Suffolk have joined hands to Raise the Roof for a new cancer information centre at Ipswich Hospital.

PUT the fun into fundraising by getting involved in loads of different ways to raise loads of money.

The Evening Star and Cancer Campaign in Suffolk have joined hands to Raise the Roof for a new cancer information centre at Ipswich Hospital.

We are helping to raise the final £100,000 of the £300,000 needed to build the centre that will offer cancer patients and their family and friends a quiet refuge where they can find out any information they want about their conditions.

And there are so many ways that readers can help to raise all that money and have fun at the same time.

Cancer Campaign in Suffolk has events planned throughout the year and there will be many more to come.

In May, fundraisers can get out in the open air to collect their money by taking part in the Heritage Coast Run or Walk.

It takes place on May 4 and those taking part can choose the distance they want to run from 26 miles, 14 miles or six.

And for ladies who prefer an adrenaline rush there is always the Ladies Driving Challenge taking place on Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18.

From fire engines and sports cars to tractors there is something for everyone to help us drive towards our end target.

But if you don't fancy the thrill of four wheels, how about dangling from a rope at the top of the maternity unit at Ipswich Hospital?

On July 5 and 6 the annual Hospital abseil is taking place and CCIS are hoping plenty of people will gather their courage and take the plunge on their behalf.

Or there is the Casseroles for Cancer event – a kind of pyramid fundraiser where someone makes a casserole for a lunch or dinner party and those invited pay a donation.

All those invited then go away and have their own parties, and so it goes on.

If flowers are more your thing then Open Gardens are a great way of raising money and on May 25 Church Farm in Thorndon Road, Gislingham near Eye will be holding an open garden featuring the Gislingham Silver Band along with an art exhibition. For further information on this call 01379 788504.

There is even something for the golf enthusiasts with a golf day at Cretingham Golf Club in July.

Teams of four are required for this and to book call Rachel on 01449 615489.

For further information about any of these events call Cancer Campaign in Suffolk on 01728 723725.

If any of these take your fancy or if you have thought of doing something completely new, let us know by calling Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324789 or emailing StarNews@eveningstar.co.uk.

And if you just feel like sending some money into the appeal, donations should be made out to Raise the Roof and sent to Geraldine Thompson, editors secretary. Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN.

WEBLINK: cancercampaigninsuffolk.co.uk


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