Suffolk: Local produce to top off annual Press Ball

A NIGHT of glitz, glamour and generosity is set to be topped off by a menu full of Suffolk produce.

This year’s Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball is set to be bigger and better than ever, with organisers promising “a night to remember” for everyone set to attend.

Preparations are under way for the event which will take place at Trinity Park on Friday, June 15.

Tickets to the glittering night, sponsored by Call Connection, UK Power Networks, Heart FM, and Deben Transport, are selling quickly, with just five tables left.

Mick Parker, managing director of Parker Communications who has been the event organiser for the past 16 years, said: “It is going to be a brilliant night.

“It is full of glamour and it is also all about raising a lot of money for some really great charities, something that we do each year and will continue to do.

“I’m pleased to say that this year the menu will be full of Suffolk produce and the wine is by Greene King.

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“Ipswich Hospital has bought a table and we are really grateful to them for their generosity.

“It promises to be a great night, with absolutely fantastic entertainment from The Legendary Old Brown Growlers and R&B singer Lemar.”

Proceeds from this year’s extravaganza will go to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the air ambulance and a contribution to the charities of the president of the Suffolk Show, Lord Deben.

Last year’s event raised more than �17,000 for worthwhile causes, with the CF Trust as the main beneficiary.

There are 87 people living in Suffolk with cystic fibrosis and the trust, which was established in 1964, supports research into the disease while offering support and advice to people living with the disease.

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