Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Dad organises musical night in aid of daughter’s marathon effort

09:00 30 January 2014

Beth Robertson is running the London Marathon

Beth Robertson is running the London Marathon


A marathon runner’s ambitious fundraising effort has been given a boost by an evening of entertainment organised by her father on her behalf.

Beth Robertson, who used to attend County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds, is running this year’s London Marathon and targeting £2,000 for World Cancer Research.

With such a vast amount of money to raise, father Ian has pulled together a Strictly Musicals concert to help his daughter reach her goal.

He said: “I do not know if she realised exactly what she was taking on, but it is typical of my daughter as she sees everything in life as an opportunity.”

Miss Robertson, who works in PR in London, has held a pub quiz and baking sales, while her mother has also made arts and crafts to sell.

She said: “I’m very lucky that I’ve had the support of my family and friends when fundraising.

“Training can be quite difficult to fit in as I have a demanding job and a busy life, but the trick is to squeeze it in wherever you can!”

Strictly Musicals is on Saturday, March 1 at All Saints Church, Bury. Tickets are available from Balaams Music Shop on 01284 766933.

To donate visit


Corrie CCTV Screen

An abandoned van has been seized by police searching for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, aged 23.

Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue team search for Corrie McKeague just outside Troston Slades Covert. Photo Mark Westley

Suffolk police officers are attempting to trace a group seen talking to Corrie McKeague at a pizza takeaway on the night of his disappearance.

Archie Joe Darby and Daniel-Jay Darby. Archie, four months, was killed and Daniel-Jay was seriously injured after being bitten by a dog at their Colchester home.

A four-month-old baby was snatched from his mother’s arms by the family dog and mauled to death, an inquest has heard.

Police were called to the crash

A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash Stowmarket last night.

Ron Harris outside the first home he shared with his wife, Nina, at Shingle Street before the Second World War. Photo supplied for Life on the Edge by the Harris family.

It’s a place with tragedy and mystery in its past – but as many stories of resilient determination to build a community amid its wild and isolated environment.

Corrie McKeague's last ever sighting at 3.24am September 24 2016. CCTV still from Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds. The building in the background is the edge of Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre

A video of the last ever sighting of Corrie McKeague has been released, as four weeks pass with no new leads.

Stock image of the A14 near Kentford.

Two speeding motorists who admitted driving at 130mph in Suffolk have been disqualified from driving.

Most read

Great Days Out


Click here to view
the Great Days Out


Most commented


Show Job Lists

Don't miss


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24