Rotary club raises hundreds of pounds

GIVING is all in a day's work for the Rotary Club of Ipswich - but today their generous donation is all the more special because it will help sick children from Ipswich.

GIVING is all in a day's work for the Rotary Club of Ipswich - but today their generous donation is all the more special because it will help sick children from Ipswich.

Kind-hearted members of the club have donated £750 for The Evening Star's Let Them Play Christmas appeal and the money has brought the cause closer to achieving the £30,000 target.

That money will ensure the children's playground at Ipswich Hospital can be resurfaced, providing a fun and safe area for the youngsters to do what they do best - enjoy themselves.

In presenting the £750 donated by the club's members, the club's president Les Howard said they felt the Let Them Play appeal was a fantastic way to ensure sick children were able to play.

Club member John Skeates added: “We raise money every year and some of it we like to use for international purposes and some we like to use in the local community.

“We are very supportive of anything to do with youngsters.”

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Organisations, businesses and individuals are all being encouraged to get on board and dig deep.

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, emailing sarah.gillett@eveningstar.co.uk or calling Sarah on 01473 324791.

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