Aldeburgh Dementia Friends ALDEBURGH is

towards becoming

working dementia

friendly. Aldeburgh Dementia Friends has been recently launched by a small group from the

local community.

Together, they will begin the process of making Aldeburgh dementia


the national scheme run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

through The

Leiston Leisure Centre

group are particularly looking into setting up a befriending scheme in Aldeburgh for older residents who may be socially isolated, as well as offering better transport and support

October Update We’re delighted that the centre has now been open for a couple of months and the local support has completely blown us away and thank you to everyone for your feedback. We’ve now had our official reopening ceremony too and we had the pleasure of welcoming the world’s strongest woman, Andrea Thompson, to the centre as part of the proceedings.

locally to attend events and activities in the community. We are looking for anyone who may be interested in getting involved in this exciting new scheme, whether it is as a friend meeting for a chat, or driving an elderly resident to a local event or activity. If you feel you are able to help, please

contact Sharon

Cuthbert on 01728 831787 or 07739 989473.

RUNNERS up and promotion! Gaining maximum points from the final three games of the season ensured a successful push for promotion. For once we had a clear run free from rain and made it count! That's two successive promotions in 2018 and 2019 to add to our Cup success in 2017. So well done everyone. Those final results were: Coggeshall 76 all out Rosh Amaratunge and Tom Feveyear 3 wkts each. Saxmundham Sports 77-1. Sax won by 9 wkts. Copford 155 all out Billy Thurston, Parry Minhas, Roshan Amaratunge,Tom Feveyear and Richard Battle 2 wkts each. Saxmundham Sports 156-5

Billy Thurston 76. Sax won by 5 wkts. Saxmundham 263-7 G.Butler 55.


54, Maldon 119 all out. Tom Feveyear 5-22.Sax won by 144 runs.

Although the series against Australia has not gone our way I was privileged to be one of 20,000 to witness Ben Stokes' heroics on an August Bank Holiday Sunday at a sun drenched Headingley. Brilliant entertainment! I think I've only just recovered!

Remember If you are interested

in Saxmundham

Sports Cricket Club then please contact '' or txt Graham on 07961 24069 or Tom Feveyear on 07816 856103.

events with the event also

Saxmundham Sports CC

NSPCC Aldeburgh Committee appeal to new audiences

THE NSPCC Aldeburgh Committee celebrated over 50 years of charitable luncheons last week with members calling on surrounding areas to show their support for the children’s charity. For five decades, the committee

has held this event the

Para-triathlete inspires Saxmundham students at Celebration Evening

STUDENTS at their

events at the Wentworth Hotel supporting the child protection charity through socials, dinners and

raising over £850. Organisers would like to see next

generation take

reins and form new groups in surrounding areas, bringing in a new era of luncheons, craft fayres and fashion shows with a modernised approach. The


and over the years we’ve held fundraisers, fashion shows and luncheons.

“My wish is for new volunteers

to open groups

with the Suffolk 125 appeal, which is celebrating 125 years of the NSPCC Suffolk branch operating in the area.

This appeal asks for local businesses in the area to raise £125 with the money raised funding the Speak Out Stay Safe scheme, which teaches children in primary school to recognise and report abuse. Judy Bolton, fundraiser for the Aldeburgh committee, said: “We have been working together to raise money for the NSPCC for a long time


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One thing we have heard mentioned quite a lot, especially from our newer members, is that there hasn’t been enough in place to help support those of you who haven’t experienced many of our classes before. To help with that, we’re adding a new beginner 20 minute RPM class to our timetable and before these start there will be a short introduction called ‘learn the moves and set up your bike’ to make sure that you’re all set and ready to go! These new sessions will be available on Mondays 18:50-19.20pm, Thursdays 10:00-10:30am and Saturdays 09:50-10:20am

in surrounding areas such as Woodbridge and Kesgrave; both of which have a large population. They can revitalise the idea of group meetings and bring fresh new ideas to the table.” Sarah Laffling, Fundraising

Manager NSPCC Suffolk, said: for “This

year we have seen outstanding support for our Suffolk 125th anniversary and this luncheon shows the amazing work the community are willing to do for a worthy cause. “Every £3 raised can reach a child in primary school with our Speak Out Stay Safe scheme. £580 means that we can speak to every child in one school. Last year, we taught 21,575 children in Suffolk.” To learn more about starting an NSPCC fundraising committee

visit: www.nspcc. your-own-fundraising If you’re interested a fundraiser


in in

Suffolk contact Sarah Laffling NSPCC Fundraising Manager on 07974 028796 or Sarah.

Saxmundham School, part of the Seckford Education Trust, have been inspired with tales of determination and endeavour from Paralympic athlete and former Royal Marine, Joe Townsend. Mr Townsend was guest speaker at the school’s annual Celebration Evening where students of all ages were recognised for their achievements over the past academic year. Joe Townsend inspired students at SET Saxmundham School with his passion for sport and his resilience in the face of adversity, which has led him to becoming one of the world’s best para-triathletes. After losing both legs in an explosion while on tour in Afghanistan as a Royal Marine Commando, Joe was determined to return to his previous fitness level, which led him to become a world- renowned

competed in the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 and won gold at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in 2017 and 2018. At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Joe tackled his fear of heights by carrying the Paralympic Flame into the stadium with a dramatic high- wire entrance as part of the opening ceremony.

para-triathlete. Joe

story, Mr Townsend presented awards and prizes to students in Years 7 to 11 for their individual achievements and progress made in academic subjects, and success in extra-curricular activities such as Combined Cadet Force and Duke of

After sharing his motivational SET

Edinburgh Award. Former Year 11 student Carrie-Ann Pearce was presented with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award after achieving 10 GCSEs this summer,

above. Carrie-Ann is now at Lowestoft Sixth Form studying towards A Levels

all at

Biology, Chemistry, Law and Further Maths before following her dream of becoming a detective.

in Maths,

School leaver Charlie Topsom was also awarded for his achievement and progress made in his favourite subject, Art, after attaining a grade 7 at GCSE. Charlie made huge progress at SET Saxmundham School, achieving almost two grades higher than expected when he started in Year 7. Charlie is now continuing his passion for Art at A Level at Thomas Mills High School.

David Lees, Headteacher at SET Saxmundham School, said: “It has been fantastic to look back on the past year and celebrate so many students for their individual successes and the progress they have made since joining us, especially our Year 11 leavers.

Townsend for joining our celebrations and for sharing his incredible life story, which demonstrates the rewards of being dedicated and committed to achieving success.”

“I’d also like to thank Joe

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