Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Gallery: Bethany hands thank you card to brother of Peter Andre on behalf of the children at EACH

12:00 25 February 2013

Michael Andre accepts a card from Bethany Woods, 11, on behalf of his brother Peter Andre who had donated a calendar to the East Anglia Children’s Hospice.

Michael Andre accepts a card from Bethany Woods, 11, on behalf of his brother Peter Andre who had donated a calendar to the East Anglia Children’s Hospice.

Archant

SHE’S the little girl who melted the Duchess of Cambridge’s heart last year.

shares

Now Bethany Woods’s special ‘Thank you’ card is on its way to her hero Peter Andre – just in time for his 40th birthday.

The 11-year-old from Cecil Road in Ipswich is a regular visitor to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Treehouse centre in Ipswich.

The youngster was born with merosin negative congenital muscular dystrophy, a condition which means she has poor muscle tone, a tightness in her joints and respiratory problems.

But it has not stopped her becoming a star at the hospice, singing in concerts and entertaining other patients, families and staff.

Last year she was chosen to present a bouquet to the Duchess of Cambridge when she formally opened the new hospice building.

Now Bethany has made a special card for her hero, singer and reality TV star Peter Andre, which she gave to his brother on Saturday night.

Michael Andre is one of the best-known names on the club DJ scene.

He was hosting a charity night at the Purple Lounge in Falcon Street to help raise money for EACH, where he accepted Bethany’s card on behalf of his famous brother.

He told The Star: “Peter will love this. He’ll be very pleased. It’s his 40th this week and he’ll be really happy to get this.”

Michael was delighted to be hosting the event to raise money for the hospice.

He added: “We all feel its important to help others. Peter would have loved to be here, but he’s got another engagement tonight.”

But he said he hoped he might be able to arrange a personal meeting, next time he appeared in the town.

Using her handprints to decorate the card, Bethany designed the gift after Peter donated calendars to the hospice. She said: “I really like Peter Andre. It’s so exciting to come here.”

Purple Lounge boss Mark Beadsworth said: “This is the first charity event we’ve held and I’m delighted to be helping EACH.

“Michael is a friend of mine and as soon as he heard about it, he was quick to say he would love to take part.”

Have you organised a charity event? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail starletters@archant.co.uk

shares

0 comments

Colchester General Hospital

A new permanent chief executive has been appointed to lead the trust running Colchester’s hospitals.

Chelmsford Crown Court

A Lakenheath man convicted of sexual abuse of boys in Essex has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

The Woodbridge Heritage Group are campaigning against the proposed relocation of

For 35 years it has been rooted to the same spot in a Suffolk town – representing a defiant stand against an unyielding adversary.

An efit has been released by police after an attempted robbery

Police want to trace two men in connection with an attempted robbery in Bury St Edmunds.

Town players Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse visited The Suffolk Punch Trust in Hollesley on Thursday 27 August and officially named the charity’s newest male foal as Bluey. 

The naming of the male foal comes as part of a new partnership between the Football Club and the Suffolk Punch charity. Ipswich Town will be working to support the work of the rare horse breed charity by offering assistance with fundraising and awareness campaigns.
L-R Luke Chambers,Bluey,Cole Skuse,Rob Lambert and Alex Bailey.

Everybody, meet Bluey - the newest addition to the team at the Suffolk Punch Trust, officially named by Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers and player Cole Skuse yesterday.

More needs to be done to keep cyclists safe in Ipswich

More action is needed to making cycling in Ipswich safe and accessible.

Police were called to the scene

Police are urging residents not to leave valuable items in their cars and make sure outbuildings are secure following a spate of thefts from vehicles and garages this week.

Two-vehicle crash on the B1119 between Framlingham and Saxmundham

A two-car crash has blocked part of the B1119 in Framlingham, at the crossroads of the main roads to Cransford and Glemham.

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court

A 50-year-old Ipswich woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after admitting welfare offences relating to her five cats and two dogs.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Suspicious activity was reported to Suffolk police yesterday after a vehicle containing a group of men and dogs was seen parked in a field in Coney Weston.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages