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Sunday, December 22, 2013
For golfers at Thorpeness, there was a bigger challenge than getting a hole in one.
This week they battled it out to see who had the worst Christmas jumper, and collected donations for the eight days a week appeal for Suffolk Family Carers.
More than 200 people, many wearing their seasonal sweaters, packed into St Mary le Tower Church, Ipswich for the Archant Suffolk Concert of Carols, raising £550 for the cause.
Denise Hales spread some festive joy and also showed her support for the appeal by completely covering her mother-in-laws home, in Creeting St Mary, in fairy lights and fake snow. The family are asking those who come to admire the lights to make a donation to the Suffolk Family Carers.
And in Woodbridge, children at Queen’s House pre-preparatory performed their nativity play, while pupils at Aldeburgh Primary School performed Jesus’ Birthday Party.
There was some good news for turkeys, as it was revealed there has been a fall in orders for the traditional bird as families opt for chicken or other meats for their festive feast.
Singing sensation Ed Sheeran was spotted out and about in Framlingham this week having returned home for Christmas.
Ipswich Town continued their Christmas appearances with a visit to the EACH Treehouse, donating gifts and meeting youngsters who receive care there.
War veteran, George Goodchild, presented a National Lottery fundraising award to Lesley Bray at Lorfords in Bury St Edmunds.
To date the store’s customers have helped raise £2.5million for National Lottery projects, making them the National Lottery’s top fundraising independent retailer in East Anglia.
Sculptor Ben Loughrill visited Howard Middle School in Bury St Edmunds where the pupils took part in sculpture workshop, carving a replica of the wolf that stands on a roundabout in the town.
Cycling correspondent Fergus Muir shared a photo of Neil Stevens falling into a sandpit at the Regional cyclo-cross championships at Trinity Park, Ipswich.
And in Felixstowe, the victims of the European Gateway disaster were remembered as a memorial was unveiled.