Top hotel offers great Press Ball prize

ORGANISERS of the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball 2009 have today announced a magnificent auction prize for lucky guests.

ORGANISERS of the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball 2009 have today announced a magnificent auction prize for lucky guests.

Ufford Park Hotel, near Woodbridge, is generously offering a full day's fire and ice experience for up to eight people which includes full use of the health club with gym and swimming pool, access to the luxury thermal suite with Hydropool, Mineral Grotto, Soft Sauna, Aromasteam Room, Foot Spas, feature showers and relaxation zone, plus a one course light lunch.

Tarnia Robertson, marketing director of Ufford Park Hotel, said: "We are delighted to be able to support the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball again this year.

“We feel we are putting something back into the community, the same community who supports our facilities here at the hotel. This will be the fourth year Best Western Ufford Park Hotel Golf and Spa has supported this worthwhile charity event.

"As a family run business we appreciate how hard it is to raise money for charity but we do pride ourselves in responding to the vast majority of all local businesses' requests for prizes whether it be a church fete or a prestigious event like the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball."

Since the inaugural ball in 1997 the Press Ball has raised thousands for charity and this year the Press Ball organising committee has chosen the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as the 2009 beneficiaries.

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The event will be held at the Hotel Elizabeth Copdock on Friday June 19 with music dancing fine food and wines followed by an auction and tombola with prizes donated by businesses and organisations.

As announced in The Evening Star, headline acts will include rock legend and soul sensation Ray Lewis of The Drifters fame who will perform at the Soul Ball themed night of nights.

Regularly and strongly supported by the county's business community the Press Ball is once again sponsored by Ipswich firm Call Connection.

Graeme Kalbraier, managing director of Call Connection, said: "Ufford Park Hotel is a great friend of the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball and this is a fantastic auction prize.”

For more information on Ufford Park, visit

Have you been helped by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust? Write to Your Letters Evening Star 30 Lower Brook Street Ipswich IP4 1AN or send an e mail to

Previous press ball special guest stars have included magician Paul Daniels, comic Bobby Davro, singer Tony Hadley and pop group Bucks Fizz.

Press Ball bosses are today offering the chance for the business community to offer their help to raise cash for the event's chosen charities

If your business or organisation would like to donate a raffle or auction prize to the event please contact Bridget York on 07961 430599

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