Suffolk College celebrations revealed

SUFFOLK College has announced the date of its annual Civic Service to celebrate the relationship between the town of Ipswich, the college, and Ipswich Borough Council.

SUFFOLK College has announced the date of its annual Civic Service to celebrate the relationship between the town of Ipswich, the college, and Ipswich Borough Council.

It will take place on May 14 at St Mary le Tower Church, Ipswich at midday.

It will last about 45 minutes and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

Speaking at the service will be Falklands War veteran Simon Weston OBE, who is vice-president of the young people's charity The Weston Spirit.


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Mr Weston's determination to overcome the injuries he suffered in the Falklands conflict inspired him to encourage the same attitude in others.

He co-founded the Liverpool-based scheme in 1988, since when 47,000 young people have taken part in its activities.

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Mr Weston is also involved with the Royal British Legion and the Royal Star and Garter Home.

He was awarded an OBE in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours in reward for his charitable work.

Before the service there will be a procession from the Town Hall to the Church, leaving at 11.45am.

Among the participants will be Honorary Graduates of Suffolk College, multi-faith representatives and the Mayor of Ipswich. Many will be in ceremonial dress.

Suffolk College is also to hold a multi-faith Festival of Festivals on October 20.

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