Lauren is Part of It and she wants you to be Part of It Too!
Hundreds of women have signed up for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Midnight Walk – but organisers are appealing for more to take part. Team up with your friends, colleagues and female relatives for a fun girl’s night out in aid of the charity on Saturday 19th May. But you must sign up by May 11th. This year there are two routes to choose from, eight or five miles, starting from Ipswich Town Football Club. This is the perfect opportunity for groups of women from slimming groups or gym classes to unite and keep fit but have a laugh with your friends and other women in aid of the worthy cause.
Lauren Jones, who works at Haven
Power in Ipswich, is taking part in the Midnight Walk with her boyfriend’s mum and auntie in memory of her mum, Carol Jones, who died at the Hospice in October 2011.
Lauren said, “I watched my boyfriend’s mum and auntie do the Midnight Walk last year and it looked so much fun, seeing all the women laughing, I thought it would be a suitable and fun event for me to do in memory of mum. “Mum was only diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2011, it all happened quite quickly, but what mum got in the Hospice in her final week was amazing, everyone was so good to her and we just want to say thank
Hadleigh Show introduces new way to buy tickets - Plus New Attractions
For the first time ever, Hadleigh Show tickets can be purchased online as well as at the usual retail outlets. Visitors to the show’s website www.hadleighshow.co.uk
will be emailed their tickets for printing once payment has been received and on the day enjoy fast track entry through the specially designated entrances with scanning facilities. For bookings up to Friday 18th May, visitors can take advantage of the ‘Early-Bird Discount’ which reduces a Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) to just £23.00. 2011 ticket prices have been held and parking in fields adjacent to the showground at Holbecks Park, remains free of charge, ensuring a great day out on the 19th May.
Gates open to the general public from 8am and visitors will enjoy all the features of a traditional agricultural show but with one or two surprises. In the main ring there will be two performances from the Blazing Saddles Stunt Team, for fast and furious riding – hopefully with the youngest Stunt Rider in the UK, Skye Woodward – joining them. In the Countryside Ring the Mid-Wales Axe Racing Team will be demonstrating their skills in lumberjacking and regular visitor Bob Hogg will be entertaining with his Sheep Dog demos – but this year he is bringing his new ‘Racing Sheep’ to compete in the ‘Lamb National’! An estimated 12000 visitors attended last year and organisers anticipate a similar turnout on the Saturday 19th May for the 173rd Hadleigh Show, one of the oldest running one-day Agricultural Shows in the country.
you and give something back." The three women will be taking the five-mile route and Lauren hopes to raise between £200-300 in sponsorship from family, friends and her colleagues at Haven Power in Ipswich.
There will be a school disco- themed warm up and you can always jazz up your fancy dress with bunny ears, leg warmers and feather boas which will soon be available in the Hospice shops. The Hospice costs £6.6 million a year to run with almost three quarters of that figure coming from the local community. To
register online visit www.midnightwalkipswich.co.uk
call 01473 707043 or email midnightwalk@stelizabethhospice. org.uk
. Registrations must be completed by May 11th 2012.
Baylham House Farm – Simply a Great Value Day Out
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm offers a fantastic day out for all of the family. The current favourite attractions on the farm are piglets and goat kids. All the spring born lambs are now out in the paddocks with their mothers, and these youngsters are keeping visitors amused for hours.
Families can walk round this working livestock farm using the paths which follow the river bank and the edge of the lake, and meander between the paddocks containing sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, alpacas and poultry. The Baylham House animals are friendly and every child is given a free bag of animal food on arrival.
When the need for rest and refreshment starts to become significant, a stroll back to the Visitors' Centre will find a bowl of home-made soup, a ploughman’s lunch, a Suffolk clotted cream tea or a piece of home-made cake ready and waiting to revive the spirit.
The disabled visitor is well catered for with the majority of the walkways being wheelchair friendly. A disabled toilet can be found in the Visitors' Centre which has a disabled badge parking area right outside the door.
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, six miles north west of Ipswich off the B1113 between Needham Market and Great Blakenham, opens Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays at 11am. With entry prices at £6 for adults, £5 for Concessions, £3 for children between 4 and 16 and under 4's free of charge, it would be difficult to find an animal attraction in Suffolk giving better value for money. For more information about Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm you can visit their website at www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk
or call 01473 830264
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