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GET TO watch an Ipswich Town match in the lap of luxury – by bidding for an executive box at Portman Road in the Evening Star Press Ball auction.Ipswich based power company EDF Energy is supporting the annual ball which raises money for Suffolk charity Disability Care Enterprise.

GET TO watch an Ipswich Town match in the lap of luxury – by bidding for an executive box at Portman Road in the Evening Star Press Ball auction.

Ipswich based power company EDF Energy is supporting the annual ball which raises money for Suffolk charity Disability Care Enterprise.

The company has donated their executive box for a league match to be decided once the fixtures are revealed next season.

Even a buffet will be provided along with the box which has room enough for eight people.


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This is the second year that EDF has supported the Press Ball and DCE in this way.

At last years auction, £2000 was raised at the auction for the Ipswich versus Norwich match.

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Nick Akers, Head of PR & Communications at EDF Energy said:  "As a local employer, EDF Energy is delighted to support the Evening Star's fundraising efforts at the annual press ball for Disability Care Enterprise.  We hope that by donating the use of our executive box at Portman Road for a key game next season will help swell the coffers for the charity again this year."

The Press Ball is in its eighth year and since it was launched in 1997 has raised more than £160,000 for Disability Care Enterprise.

DCE buys anything ranging from computers to wheelchairs and sensory equipment that can help enhance the quality of life of adults and children with disabilities.

Although the auction will take place at the Press Ball at the County Hotel on June 25, readers do not have to go to the ball to take part.

Other auction prizes include a ride in a pink cadillac, courtesy of Retro Cadillac and the chance for the chef from Ipswich restaurant Scott's to come to your house to cook for ten people in your kitchen – and provide the ingredients.

To bid for the prizes write to Ben Collins by June 24 at Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, stating your name, address, telephone number, the prize you are bidding for and the highest amount you want to bid.

All tables are now full for the ball, but the Press Ball Fund was launched this year to help the whole community to get involved.

Let us know about your fundraising event by writing to Evening Star Newsdesk, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

Donations should be made payable to Disability Care Enterprise and sent c/o Geraldine Thompson, Editor's Secretary, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

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