The Kettle Girls are hosting an evening of entertainment in aid of The Ipswich Hospital Blossom Appeal and Cancer Research.

The Kettle Girls, a Suffolk based trio of singers, are hosting an evening of musical entertainment at the John Peel Centre Stowmarket where they will be joined by local act, Bex and Freda. All profits will be split between the Ipswich Hospital Blossom Appeal* and Cancer Research.

At a time when so many people receive a diagnosis of cancer, it is unusual to find someone who has not been affected, whether it be themselves or someone close to them. Management and care has come a long way over the years, but there is still so much to learn and it is vital that we are all given hope in future treatments, but for this, there needs to be continuous funding and research.

At the beginning of 2017, one member of The Kettle Girls was diagnosed with breast cancer and only weeks afterwards, another member of the group had a close relative also diagnosed with the disease. Both received treatment at The Ipswich Hospital and felt that the care they received, was exceptional. The group, made up of Heather, Ilona and Jenny, want to not only say thank you to the amazing staff at The Ipswich Hospital, but do something that will benefit other cancer patients.

On the 28th April 2018, they will be hosting an event at the John Peel Centre, titled ‘Loving Life.’ The a cappella group are known for their eclectic mix of styles including jazz, folk, comedy and original songs and will be performing a selection of such on the night. Along with local Act Bex and Freda, who will begin the evening with their wonderful original music, there will be a raffle**, the proceeds of which will also go to the named charities.

The Kettle Girls member, Jenny, says:

“All the staff I met whilst receiving cancer care at The Ipswich Hospital, were wonderful and I can’t thank them enough. Receiving a diagnosis of cancer at the age of 35, seemingly out of nowhere, was hugely frightening and although nothing will make the treatment and side effects from it easy, I always felt cared for and listened to and given a positive plan of action. I hope our ‘Loving Life’ event will not only show our appreciation for all cancer professionals, but will also give a positive message that you can still live and love life during and after a cancer diagnosis.”

‘Loving Life’ with The Kettle Girls and Bex and Freda is being held at the John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET on 28th April 2018, 8pm (doors 7:30)

Tickets £8.00 from the JPC Box Office or £8.80 online: 01449 774678

*The Blossom Appeal is in aid of building a new breast care centre at The Ipswich Hospital where all patients can receive state-of-the-art care, under one roof.

**With thanks, prizes have been donated by: the Regal theatre, Paul Wright & Co, Harts Homebrew & Crafts, G Tydeman Jewellers, Molls and Dolls, Roots and Shoots Garden Centre