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Art Auction raises more than £6400 to help support struggling families in Suffolk

Home-Start in Suffolk hosted their first ever online art auction this month and raised a fantastic £6444

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Southwold set to bring theatre to front rooms across the UK this summer

Theatre-lovers who might have been missing out on seeing shows will be treated to live performances from Southwold this summer while sitting safe and comfortable at home.

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Free badges to aid communication for people with hearing loss

As the wearing of face masks becomes mandatory in shops in England from Friday July 24th local hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre are giving away badges to help support communication for people with hearing loss.

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Local Rotary donates £1500 to help support struggling Suffolk families

Deben Rotary are proud to donate £1500 to Suffolk based family support charity Home-Start in Suffolk

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Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum is re-opening

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum is re-opening on Saturday and Sunday 4 – 5 July. After that weekend it will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Mill has acquired the Industry Standard ‘Good To Go’ mark which means that it has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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Home-Start in Suffolk launch online art auction to raise vital funds to support struggling Suffolk families

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Delaying treatment for hearing loss can lead to other problems

People living with hearing loss have been advised not to hesitate in seeking professional help during the lockdown as delayed treatment may lead to lasting communication problems.

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Golf is back at Ufford Park! Play safe. Stay safe.

Following the Government announcement in May, Ufford Park Woodbridge was delighted to be able to open its award-winning golf course, following nearly two months of closure.

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Arts La’Olam announces ‘#betweenspaces’: an inspirational cultural programme for lockdown

Arts La’Olam, based in Ipswich, is excited to announce a new programme of events, commissions and participatory online workshops that bring families and people of all ages together in a spirit of creative celebration, addressing social isolation and creating legacy artworks that commemorate these curious times.

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Alternative Flooring ‘make me a rug’

Barretts is thrilled to be a Specialist Dealer for the wonderful Alternative Flooring company – a ‘Cool Brands’ award winner.

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For one week only £10 could win a beautiful original artwork and … raise funds for breast cancer support and research in a time of COVID-19

Ever wanted to own a beautiful Suffolk landscape, a hand-thrown hand-painted bowl,
a unique sculpture for the home or garden, a piece of designer jewellery or an artist
painted cashmere shawl? Never has there been a better chance.

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Waldingfield takes a walk on the wild side

Local Great Waldingfield village residents have helped to raise over £500 for conservation charity the RSPB with a bumper wildlife walk hosted right from their very own driveways.

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Book an appointment now as Hopkins Homes and Hopkins and Moore reopen marketing suites and show homes from 21 May

In line with Government guidance, all Hopkins Homes and Hopkins and Moore marketing suites and show homes are re-opening on Thursday 21 May with bookings open from today through the suites with full contact details on the website –

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National Lottery Funding Awarded for New Mural for the Young People of Ipswich

Ipswich based community interest company Art Eat Events CIC will be producing another community mural for the Ipswich Waterfront area. The organisers behind Art Eat Festival and four existing murals, will be managing the project with funds from The National Lottery Community Fund gained by Arts La’Olam.

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Local family support charity Home-Start in Suffolk welcomes new Patron

Home-Start in Suffolk is proud to announce that the Suffolk based actress of the stage and screen Miranda Raison will be supporting the organisation in the role of Patron.

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