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Gainsborough's House Society in Sudbury celebrates 60th anniversary with diamond event




Gainsborough's House Society Diamond Raffle and Reception. Pictured from left to right: Jenny Antill, Fiona Pearson, Penny Payne, Mark Bills, Jonathan Lambert, Heather Tilbury Phillips, Louise Pollock, and Melanie Barrett. (5709878)
Gainsborough's House Society Diamond Raffle and Reception. Pictured from left to right: Jenny Antill, Fiona Pearson, Penny Payne, Mark Bills, Jonathan Lambert, Heather Tilbury Phillips, Louise Pollock, and Melanie Barrett. (5709878)

The Gainsborough’s House Society of Sudbury celebrated reaching its milestone 60th anniversary, when it held a diamond-themed event to honour the efforts of its members throughout the year.

A special raffle draw and reception took place late last month, with Lavenham-based jeweller Jonathan Lambert drawing the winning tickets and donating the star prize – a half-carat diamond.

The event was also used to give thanks to the fundraising committee, which has worked to raise money for the National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough development.

Mark Bills, director of Gainsborough’s House, hailed the success of fundraisers, including the bridge drive, the diamond cocktail party and a sponsored walk to Gainsborough’s birthplace.

He said: “Not only did the committee achieve their target, they exceeded it.

“The draw is the committee’s final event and the culmination of a tremendous amount of support and significant contribution to our capital project.”



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