VIP night boosts charity

SEVENTEEN-year-old Robbie Kalbraier celebrated his birthday in style in the knowledge that he was helping a charity at the same time.As a special birthday treat, Robbie was picked up from his home, in Playford Road, Ipswich, by a limousine and taken for a special meal at the Galley Restaurant, on St Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

SEVENTEEN-year-old Robbie Kalbraier celebrated his birthday in style in the knowledge that he was helping a charity at the same time.

As a special birthday treat, Robbie was picked up from his home, in Playford Road, Ipswich, by a limousine and taken for a special meal at the Galley Restaurant, on St Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

Dad Graeme successfully bid £1,000 for the prize at The Evening Star Press Ball, held in June this year.

All the money from the evening, which topped £40,000, went to Ipswich-based charity Disability Care Enterprise.

Graeme, managing director of Direct Motorline, of Civic Drive, Ipswich, said: "There was quite a lot of strong bidding but I was determined to get it.

"It's the best charity that I have ever supported. All of the money goes to local people and you can see it has been making a difference."

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Robbie's parents, Graeme and Norma, and his sister, Victoria, joined him on his special evening.

The family enjoyed a meal of steak and lobster and at the end of the evening Robbie, who has played rugby for England under-16s and is currently studying for his A levels at St Joeseph's College, Ipswich, was presented with a giant birthday cake.

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