Events company set up to help Sudbury’s Delphi centre

Karl Thackham and Gemma Row who have set up an events company. The couple are hoping to boost the Delphi Centre in Sudbury. Images by Countless Captures. ANL-160911-131513001
Karl Thackham and Gemma Row who have set up an events company. The couple are hoping to boost the Delphi Centre in Sudbury. Images by Countless Captures. ANL-160911-131513001

A couple have set up an events company to hold events at the Delphi centre in Sudbury, hoping to refresh its appeal as it prepares to be taken over by a user group.

After hearing that the future of the centre, in Newton Road, was under threat Gemma Row, 24, along with partner Karl Thackham, 26, decided to organise a family fun day in July to raise money for charity and to promote use of the centre.

Alan Nunn shows off his magic skills at the Masquerade night at Sudbury Delphi Centre. Images by Countless Captures. ANL-160911-131527001

Alan Nunn shows off his magic skills at the Masquerade night at Sudbury Delphi Centre. Images by Countless Captures. ANL-160911-131527001

Since then it has been agreed for a user group to take over the lease, currently held by Sudbury Town Council, with the couple deciding to set up their company GK Events to organise and promote events for the town.

Most recently they organised a masquerade ball for Halloween and next up is an ‘All things 80s’ night with optional fancy dress on December 30.

“The last event just broke even so we are not trying to make any money,” said Gemma who works at Old Joe’s Golfing Range in Great Cornard. “I love running events, I run the Sudbury Mummy’s Facebook page and wanted to do something for parents.”

That is why the dates are deliberately chosen to avoid the traditional celebration nights such as New Year’s Eve, giving parents the opportunity to find a baby sitter.

Tickets to the 80s event cost £8 and are available from the GK Events Facebook page www.facebook.com/GKEventsSudbury.