Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Richard Delderfield MBE tells Prince Charles ‘my son’s death was not in vain’ on visit to Buckingham Palace

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:00 20 March 2017

Richard Delderfield with daughter Lucy and wife Angela at Buckinham Palace

Richard Delderfield with daughter Lucy and wife Angela at Buckinham Palace

Archant

A Long Melford man who has dedicated more than 30 years to raising money for a blood cancer charity has received an MBE medal from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Richard Delderfield has volunteered for Bloodwise since losing his teenage son, Paul, to leukaemia in 1985. He was awarded the MBE for services to the charity, which changed its name from Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in 2015.

Mr Delderfield, 74, who is honorary president of the national charity, said: “It is the strangest of feelings, a bit like going for an important job interview, or those days and hours before you get married, but with a great deal more humility.

“When Prince Charles asked me how much money had been raised and how much progress had been made, my response to the latter was ‘Sir, how much time do you have?’ – and I went on to say ‘I know that my son Paul’s death was not in vain’.”

Officials in Ipswich have hit back at claims that the town’s car parks are too expensive after the spotlight was shone on the most expensive park in the town – which is also one of the smallest.

A man died after two cars were involved in a collision near Thetford.

A young family-of-four left homeless when a devastating fire ripped through their Ipswich flat are smiling again after picking up the keys to a new dream house.

Health leaders across Suffolk and north Essex have issued a hard-hitting message to motorists – warning them that a moment of distraction can lead to death or permanent disability in the blink of an eye.

Engineering students from One sixth form in Ipswich are attempting to build a world record setting vehicle.

Despite its thrilling action sequences and sterling work from Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, Zach Synders Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) was impeded by its over reliance on CGI and a poorly written villain.

One of the best-known pubs in Ipswich is expected to finally be demolished during the first part of 2018 to become a temporary car park.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24