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Fresh funding boost for South Street Kids radio project in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 19:02 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 19:02 07 December 2017

Cad taylor (far right) with youngsters at South Street Kids celebrating the funding boost from Krissy and Friends. Picture: SOUTH STREET KIDS

Cad taylor (far right) with youngsters at South Street Kids celebrating the funding boost from Krissy and Friends. Picture: SOUTH STREET KIDS

South Street Kids

An Ipswich project which provides a creative outlet for children’s energy through music and radio shows has been given a £1,000 financial boost from Krissy and Friends.

The South Street Kids project, based at South Street Studios, allows youngsters to learn new media and music production skills to prepare fun radio packages, as well as give them a chance to socialise in a creative space.

The project has been supported by Suffolk Community Foundation, Community Action Suffolk and Awards for All Lottery funding, and is run by Ipswich Community Media’s outreach co-ordinator Cad Taylor.

She said: “I am bursting with pride because these kids are generous and genuine and celebrating the positivity of diversity.”

The scheme helps those who may not be able to afford extra curricular activities, and provides creative activity in one of the town’s most deprived areas.

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Snow lovers will be delighted to hear that Suffolk and Essex could be getting a second flurry of the white stuff later today.

The parents of a six-year-old boy, who died from Meningitis B, are campaigning for a vaccination programme to be rolled out to all children.

Motorists are being warned of disruption on the region’s roads this morning as snow turns into ice following a weekend wintry blast.

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