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Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival, 2016

The Christmas Tree Festival 2016 in St Peter and St Mary’s Church, The Mix and Abbots Hall in the Museum of East Anglian Life.

A short film of the Christmas Tree Festival is shown below.




Press Release from the Stowmarket Branch of the Royal Naval Association

The Stowmarket Royal Naval Association shows its support for the Town Pastors 








NHS Health Check

If you are aged 40 – 74 and have not had a stroke or been diagnosed with heart disease,
high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney disease or diabetes then you are eligible for
a free NHS health check.

To arrange the check contact your registered GP practice who will be able to make an
appointment for you. Alternatively, you can also contact OneLife Suffolk to arrange the
check for you on (01473) 718193.



Red Gables launches ‘Soup & Chat’ for older residents

A new monthly Soup & Chat session has been successfully launched by Red Gables, Ipswich Road providing a healthy soup, cake and good company on the first Monday of each month for older people.

The soup is prepared from fresh ingredients and served by volunteers, and games such as bingo and beetle drives are planned. Guests are welcome from 11am and the meal is served at noon. The cost of the food, including tea and coffee, is £3.00 per person.

For further details please contact Martin Burnside, Red Gables Manager on 01449 673947 or contact@redgables.org.uk

The Cinnamon Trust Volunteer Appeal Stowmarket

The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity for the terminally ill and people in their later years and their much loved, much needed companion animals. We urgently need dog walking volunteers in Stowmarket for a beautiful 8 year old Cocker Spaniel who would love to go for a good walk.

What happens if illness, injury or just the fact that we all get older affects our ability to look after our four legged companions?  Elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets feeling that their only option is to rehome them, this is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer support enabling them to stay together.

We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays.

We always need new volunteers even if you can only spare an hour a week we would love to hear from you. If you could help please call during office hours 01736 758707 or via email volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk  Please also check out our website for more details www.cinnamon.org.uk

Registered charity number 1134680

Your local Brownies and Guides need you!

Special people are required to assist in several Stowmarket Units and help Brownies and Guides to learn more about their world: “Someone fun”; “enjoy games”; “kind” and “likes chocolate”. Adults (18+) can help our young members continue to experience their Guiding journey. Being a Guiding volunteer can enhance your CV. No previous experience of Guiding is necessary, training is provided and a DBS check is required. If you can commit to 1 to 2 hours per week, they would love to hear from you. Contact Stowmarket District Commissioner: anne.richardson7@tesco.net or Jo Dixon (Suffolk Outreach Worker): jo.d@btinternet.com. Also see www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested