Registration Has Opened For A Daring Dip On Christmas Day
Are you brave enough to have an early
morning dip on Christmas Day?
On Sunday 25th December hundreds of St Elizabeth Hospice supporters will be taking part in the annual Christmas Day Dip in the sea off Felixstowe.
Registration has just opened so if you are thinking of taking the plunge sign up online today!
Last year around 200 people took up the challenge to raise money for the Hospice and around 300 dippers are expected this year.
Manning's Amusements on Sea Road. Mulled wine and minced pies will be served afterwards.
The registration fee is £5 per person and participants are asked to raise sponsorship. Participants can opt to pay £10 to register and receive a Christmas Day Dip T shirt.
Last year the event raised over £35,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice, an independent charity which costs £6.6 million a year to run to provide servic- es free of charge in Suffolk.
Register online at www.st
. Or for more informa- tion contact the fundraising team on 01473 723600 or by email fundrais- firstname.lastname@example.org
'Making Music Fun in East Anglia'
Congratulations to all our mem- bers who received awards at our recent 15th Birthday Concert, especially Mary Aldous who
Many find it a good way of starting Christmas Day, which can be a diffi- cult time for someone who is grieving.
St Elizabeth Hospice's senior commu- nity fundraiser Rachel Maidment said: "Christmas is a lovely time of year to give something back and remember a loved one. The Christmas Day Dip has grown in popularity every year and this year we hope it will raise £40,000 to help us to continue to support peo- ple in Suffolk who have a progressive illness from which they will not recov- er.
"Why not come along first thing, do your dip with friends and family watching, then go home to open your presents and enjoy your Christmas dinner. What a great way to start the festivities."
At 10am when the horn sounds every- one will enter the cold sea opposite
became our first non-player 'Bandsperson of the Year' for her out- standing work as Band Treasurer over many years. Our next event is 'Tea and Tunes' on Saturday 5th November when our Preliminary Band showcase their talents at St Michael's Church Centre, Martlesham Heath starting at 10am. Refreshments are available all morning - please come along and support the Preliminary players.
We are holding a Beetle Drive on Saturday 19th November also at St Michael's at 7pm - tickets £2.50 including 'nibbles', so if you fancy having a go please ring 07802 868924 .Two other advance notices to put in your diaries - Coffee and Carols on Saturday 3rd December and our Christmas concert on Saturday 17th December both at St Michael's Church Centre, Martlesham Heath.
Our band welcomes new players young and old, with or without experi- ence. Our aim is to encourage anyone who feels they would like to play in a
brass band to come and have a go! If you would like to join us, or if you already play or have previously played a brass instrument and feel that you would like to come along and meet us, please contact us via the website or use the contact details below.
Liz Benyon. (Publicity Officer) liz.be
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Woodbridge Group offer the chance to learn more about one
of Britain's largest spiders when Dr Helen Smith presents an illustrated talk on the Fen Raft Spider on Thursday 17 November, 7.30 pm, at Woodbridge Community Hall.
"We are fortunate that this large, rare and beautiful spider has chosen to live and breed on Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserves here in Suffolk" said Mervyn Miller, Suffolk Wildlife Trust Woodbridge Group Secretary today. "With its striking appearance and interesting semi aquatic lifestyle, this is a fascinating spider and this evening presents a great opportunity to learn more about how this creature lives."
Attendance costs £2 for adults, with children under 16 free. Light refresh- ments are included in the entrance cost and there will also be a draw dur- ing the evening. For more information please telephone 01394 411237 or 01728 747528.
Make A Will Scheme
Well now may be the right time to get your paperwork in order as during St Elizabeth Hospice's Make a Will Scheme participating solicitors in Suffolk will be donating some of their fee to the charity.
The initiative runs until November 30 and is open to people updating their will or making a new one.
St Elizabeth Hospice's income genera- tion manager Douglas Flood said: "We know making a will can be a difficult subject to broach but we hope our Make a Will scheme, which runs throughout September, October and November, will encourage people to get the job done.
"Those who do make a will during this time with a participating solicitors can do so in the knowledge that they will be raising money for the Hospice as half their standard fee, usually around £75, will be donated to us."
Mr Flood stressed there is no obliga- tion to make a gift in a will to St Elizabeth Hospice, but explained the income the charity receives from lega- cies, no matter how small, enables the continued development of its servic- es.
There will also be a Wills Awareness Evening in spring 2012 at the Hospice.
Participating solicitors in your area are: Ipswich: Prettys (from October 1 - 31 only) Jackaman Smith & Mulley Watkins Stewart and Ross Ross Coates Woodbridge: Gross and Curjel Mitchell & Co Felixstowe and Diss: Jackaman Smith & Mulley
Launched In Aid Of St Elizabeth Hospice
Putting off making a will or don't know where to start?
To find out more visit www.st
or call 01473 723600 or contact the solicitor direct mentioning St Elizabeth Hospice.
St Elizabeth Hospice is an independ- ent charity which costs £6.6m a year to run and relies on the generosity of the Suffolk community to meet the majority of this figure.
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