AN AMAZING maize maze that will help boost funds for our Raise the Roof campaign is set to open next week.It is hoped the huge maze, in the shape of the famous Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon helmet, will attract many visitors, which will in turn raise plenty of money for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCIS).
AN AMAZING maize maze that will help boost funds for our Raise the Roof campaign is set to open next week.
It is hoped the huge maze, in the shape of the famous Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon helmet, will attract many visitors, which will in turn raise plenty of money for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCIS).
And one lucky Evening Star reader can win a family ticket to the attraction – just by sending in their name and address!
Two miles of pathways have been cut out of the ten acres of crop in the shape of the helmet and the maze will then be open until September.
With all the money going to CCIS it will in turn go to boost the final £100,000 needed to help build a cancer education and information centre at Ipswich Hospital.
The project, launched by CCIS in 1998 to build the £300,000 unit, has been backed by the Evening Star who has pledged to raise the final £100,000 through our Raise the Roof campaign.
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Everyone in the community will benefit from the centre as it will give information on cancer, how to check for it, how to avoid it, the course cancer can take if someone is diagnosed with it and there will also be special rooms for families of patients to talk to consultants in private.
Books as well as the internet will be on hand to help in the battle against cancer along with trying to ease the time a patient has if diagnosed with it.
Sutton Hoo Produce have designed and constructed the maze which will be open throughout the summer.
David Waring, managing director of the firm said: "Farming businesses need to continually look for other areas of interest and mazes in America appear to have taken off, providing family fun and entertainment.
"I also felt it important that we should be doing something for our local community at the same time. Having had two family members diagnosed with cancer and then having had successful treatment, I felt Cancer Campaign in Suffolk a very worthy cause.'
The Maze will be officially opened next Wednesday at 10am with Stewart White from BBC Look East.
It is designed to be a family attraction with plenty of activities for the children and will be open from 31st July to 7th September, Thursday to Sunday and to include Monday 25th August and 13th and 14th September. Full details can be obtained from 01728 688984 or 01728 723725.
n. To win the free family ticket just send in your name, address and telephone number on a blank postcard marked Maze Draw, to Evening Star Newsdesk, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN.