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Princess Anne in Newmarket, a new splashpad for Haverhill, and a Bury St Edmunds school celebrating 70 years, this is Suffolk's week in pictures




The Princess Royal was at the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket this week for the launch of an appeal to raise the remaining £3million needed to fund a new airbase for emergency flying doctor service, Magpas.

Meanwhile, students past and present helped a Bury St Edmunds primary school mark its 70th anniversary.

And with a new splashpad in Haverhill, a charity million step walk, and animal sculptures flogged off for a good cause, this is Suffolk's week in pictures.

Students past and present helped a Bury St Edmunds primary school mark its 70th anniversary. Tollgate Primary celebrated the birthday last Friday, and saw current pupils dress up in outfits spanning the seven decades. Some 300 former pupils also visited the school the following day to reminisce and view old photos and artefacts.
Students past and present helped a Bury St Edmunds primary school mark its 70th anniversary. Tollgate Primary celebrated the birthday last Friday, and saw current pupils dress up in outfits spanning the seven decades. Some 300 former pupils also visited the school the following day to reminisce and view old photos and artefacts.
The Princess Royal was at the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket's High Street this week for the launch of an appeal to raise the remaining £3million needed to fund a new airbase for emergency flying doctor service, Magpas, of which she is patron.Pictured is Princess Anne and Magpas Air Ambulance chief executive Daryl Brown Picture: Magpas Air Ambulance.
The Princess Royal was at the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket's High Street this week for the launch of an appeal to raise the remaining £3million needed to fund a new airbase for emergency flying doctor service, Magpas, of which she is patron.Pictured is Princess Anne and Magpas Air Ambulance chief executive Daryl Brown Picture: Magpas Air Ambulance.
An auction for 40 tortoises and hares blew expectations out of the water last week after raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity. Twenty-six large and 16 miniature sculptures from the Way Ahead Art Trail went under the hammer at the Oaksmere Hotel on September 16, raising an astonishing £62,500 – well above the £40,000 organisers had hoped for. They had been decorated by local artists and lined the streets of Eye in July in an effort to brighten spirits ahead of the relaxation of all lockdown restrictions later that month. Proceeds from the auction have gone to The Blossom Charity.
An auction for 40 tortoises and hares blew expectations out of the water last week after raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity. Twenty-six large and 16 miniature sculptures from the Way Ahead Art Trail went under the hammer at the Oaksmere Hotel on September 16, raising an astonishing £62,500 – well above the £40,000 organisers had hoped for. They had been decorated by local artists and lined the streets of Eye in July in an effort to brighten spirits ahead of the relaxation of all lockdown restrictions later that month. Proceeds from the auction have gone to The Blossom Charity.
A splashpad for Haverhill has been officially opened following a £230,000 investment by the Town Council and West Suffolk Council. The new amenity at the recreation ground has already made a big splash with families with an official opening celebration on Saturday afternoon, with music, circus skills and fun. In December 2020 Haverhill Town Council agreed to fund the building of a new splashpad on the Recreation Ground.
A splashpad for Haverhill has been officially opened following a £230,000 investment by the Town Council and West Suffolk Council. The new amenity at the recreation ground has already made a big splash with families with an official opening celebration on Saturday afternoon, with music, circus skills and fun. In December 2020 Haverhill Town Council agreed to fund the building of a new splashpad on the Recreation Ground.
A popular community warden has received a surprise boost as he reaches the culmination of a 92-day fundraising challenge. Bradley Smith, 32, from Great Cornard, Suffolk, took up the One Million Step Challenge at the start of July. It has seen him walking an average of 15,000 steps a day for the last three months to raise money for Diabetes UK. Picture: Mark Westley
A popular community warden has received a surprise boost as he reaches the culmination of a 92-day fundraising challenge. Bradley Smith, 32, from Great Cornard, Suffolk, took up the One Million Step Challenge at the start of July. It has seen him walking an average of 15,000 steps a day for the last three months to raise money for Diabetes UK. Picture: Mark Westley

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