Twenty teams contested the 2014 annual charity quiz night and supper organised by the Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley.
After a very tight battle which lasted right until the very last round the team from the Chestnut Horse, Great Finborough, emerged as victors.
The Easter bunny made an early appearance at Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market, as part of a campaign to raise money for the installation of free smoke alarms in the homes of those in special need.
The bunny, also known as five-year-old Rianna Chittock, was helping members of the Stowmarket Gipping Valley Rotary Club with publicity for their annual raffle of giant Easter eggs.
All the money raised by the raffle will go to support the club's major initiative to install alarms in the homes of vulnerable residents in the Mid Suffolk area.
THE club’s biggest fundraising event in its history came to a triumphant conclusion at the Apex Theatre, Bury, with a marvellous sellout concert by Stowmarket’s own musical sensation, Kerry Ellis.
The event was organised by the club to raise money for the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket. Proceeds from the concert, for which Kerry gave her services free, are likely to exceed
£6,000, and the club has agreed to put further charitable funds towards the project so that the centre will benefit to the tune of about £10,000.
Mike Favager, director of Aviation Training International's Wattisham facility, presents a cheque for £250 to Tim Evans, 2008/09 president of the Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley to support work being undertaken in the community by local Rotarians.
Disabled children living in Mid-Suffolk will be able to benefit from a wide range of therapeutic toys and learning aids thanks to a large donation from our club.
During the past year we have given a total of £4,500 to the East Suffolk Child Development Service to dramatically enhance the range of equipment available to children and their parents attending the Laurel Centre at the Stowmarket Health Centre in Violet Hill Road.
Following a presentation in 2008 , the Stowmarket Gipping Valley Rotary Club embarked on a project to raise funds to establish a Community First Responders Scheme which would operate in the parishes of Mendlesham and Wickham Skeith , two of the many rural communities in the district served by the Club, including the outlying areas around them.
By February 2010 , the First Responder volunteers had been trained by the East of England Ambulance Service N.H.S. Trust and Mendlesham and Wickham Skeith First Responders had been formed.