Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 5°C

min temp: -2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

West Suffolk: Forget-Me-Not campaign to get boost from spring ball in Bury St Edmunds

14:06 09 April 2014

Tickets have gone on sale for a  spring ball which is raising funds for West Suffolk Hospital’s Forget-Me-Not dementia appeal and organised by CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) East Anglia. Pictured left to right are Danny Stackhouse, Nicola Kane and Matt Lowe.

Tickets have gone on sale for a spring ball which is raising funds for West Suffolk Hospital’s Forget-Me-Not dementia appeal and organised by CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) East Anglia. Pictured left to right are Danny Stackhouse, Nicola Kane and Matt Lowe.

Archant

Fundraisers at West Suffolk Hospital are hoping to encourage people to dress up in their finery and dance the night away in aid of the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign.

Money raised from a popular spring ball will go to the appeal, which is being run by the hospital in conjunction with the East Anglian Daily Times.

The black tie event, organised by CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) East Anglia, will take place at the Athenaeum in Bury St Edmunds on Friday, April 25.

As well as a three-course meal and dancing, anyone who attends will get a chance to pick up a prize during a charity raffle.

CIBSE chose the campaign to benefit after several of its members’ friends and families were affected by dementia.

Region chairman Kirk Schartau said: “We always aspire to support our local charities where we can, and are pleased to donate the proceeds from this year’s spring ball to the hospital’s Forget-Me-Not dementia campaign.”

The campaign aims to raise £25,000 to further enhance the support and care provided to patients and families at West Suffolk Hospital.

Money raised will go towards a memory walk to provide a calm and comforting area for patients with dementia. It will also purchase reminiscence materials and help kit out a day room.

Dave Gooderham, fundraising manager with West Suffolk Hospital Charity, said: “Since launching the campaign just five weeks ago, we have been delighted with the response from individuals and businesses alike. Every single penny makes such a big difference for this important campaign, which will also raise much-needed awareness of this condition.” Other fundraising events coming up include a skydive and charity bag pack at Waitrose on Maundy Thursday.

For more information on the spring ball or to buy tickets, visit www.cibse.org/training-events/april-2014/east-anglia-region-spring-ball.

0 comments

RNLI (stock image) Picture: James Bass

A capsized kayaker was rescued from the water at the entrance of an Essex harbour.

Sunrise at a frosty Flatford. www.parrishcolmanphotography.co.uk

Freezing weather is likely to bring widespread ice and treacherous conditions across Suffolk and north Essex tonight with temperatures as low as -7C forecast for parts of the region.

Prime Minister Theresa May Credit:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Prime Minister Theresa May is set to become the first foreign leader to make an official visit to the new US President Donald Trump.

Launch of Home-Start Suffolk: East Ipswich & Coastal's annual Jail and Bail fundraiser. Volunteers get locked up in Woodbridge's Shire Hall to be released when they raise enough sponsorship (or 'bail' money).

A Suffolk charity is seeking fundraising fugitives to join its rogues gallery in the slammer.

Stock image of firefighters

A car crashed off the road on the A12 near Yoxford, Suffolk, this afternoon (January 21).

A burst water main. Stock image

Suffolk households affected by a burst main this morning may be left without water until midnight.

Veteran Desmond Lush being presented with French medal of honour for war service by Lord Lieutenant, Lady Euston.

He risked his life for our freedom, flying in 31 raids on Nazi Germany, and he lived to tell the tale.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24