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Star's ice press ball is a double success

The Ipswich Evening Star has raised more than £35,000 for charity from its annual Press Ball.

More than 350 guests attended the ice-themed event on Friday, held at the Hotel Elizabeth in Copdock, Ipswich.

Entertainment was provided by Tony Hadley, and a raffle and auction helped to raise £27,320 for chosen charity Disability Care Enterprise, which provides specialist equipment for disabled people.

  • Editor Nigel Pickover welcomes guests
  • A surprise additional donation of £10,000 was also pledged by event sponsors Call Connection, which will go towards the Evening Star’s campaign Somebody’s Daughter campaign to build a safehouse to help people trapped in the grip of drugs.