Great Henny woman to run two marathons in six weeks in memory of aunt

A woman from Great Henny is testing her endurance by taking on two marathons in memory of her aunt.

St Joseph's Care Home in Sudbury was received a 'Good' rating from the CQC

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sudbury care home’s CQC rating rises after raft of improvements

A Sudbury care facility says it is delighted that its improvements over the last year have been recognised, after a positive report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Ella Manser is taking part in a sky dive in May to raise money for a 9-year-old boy, Charlie Till, who has Down Syndrome. She hopes the money will help towards the cost of a new bedroom for him.

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Great Cornard woman to brave fears with skydive in aid of boy with Down’s syndrome

A selfless woman from Great Cornard is facing her fears by taking part in a skydive to raise money for a boy with Down’s syndrome.

The White Horse, Lavenham Road, Great Waldingfield, Suffolk
Danny Bourne, Lisa Munden, Andrew Sagon, Scott Peters, Russ Jarvis, Dave Wright, Mike Hadley with Richelle Munden holding the clippers.
Fundraisers are having their heads shaved bald as part of the Brave The Shave campaign to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on February 2, 2017.
Picture Mark Westley

Fundraisers to brave the shave in Great Waldingfield to aid Macmillan cancer charity

A Great Waldingfield man, who has had multiple family members affected by cancer, has brought together a group of fundraisers, who will brave the shave next month to raise money for charity.

Attwoods Manor Residential Care Home, Mount Hill, Halstead, Essex
Attwoods Manor Residential Care Home in Halstead is now under the management of Stow Health Care
Picture Mark Westley

New provider looking to save failing Halstead care home

A struggling care home in Halstead, which had been on the brink of shutting down, is seeking a major revival in fortunes under the guidance of a new provider.

Mellish House Residential Home in Great Cornard has received an Outstanding rating in its latest inspection report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Great Cornard care home ‘over the moon’ with top CQC rating

A Great Cornard care home is celebrating a top start to 2018, after receiving the highest rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge in Hadleigh

South Suffolk MP named Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jeremy Hunt

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge has been appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, this week.

Open day at Sudbury Community Health Centre

Campaign group urges U-turn on plans to sell land around Sudbury Health Centre

A campaign group has urged a U-turn on plans to potentially sell land around Sudbury Health Centre, for fears it will damage the town’s ability to respond to future healthcare needs.

Laura Macdonald has lost over three stone at Slimming World and is becoming a consultant for a group in the Hadleigh area.

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Fairy tale ending for Hadleigh mum-of-two after shedding three stone

An army wife from Hadleigh achieved her goal of looking “like a princess” in time for a Christmas ball after losing more than three stone.

Stephen Lea, of Great Henny, held a charity chess marathon at Stansted Airport to raise money for Clic Sargent.

Great Henny man stages 36-hour chess marathon to support cancer charity

A Great Henny man took on dozens of challengers over the course of 36 hours, as he held a chess marathon in support of a cancer charity.

Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury, new 150K gym.
Instructors Jodie Leons and Myles Clark try out the new equipment.
Picture Mark Westley

Strength in numbers at Sudbury gym as £150,000 investment yields quick return

Starting the new year as they mean to go on, hundreds of people have been trained to use the new £150,000 gym equipment in Sudbury’s Kingfisher Leisure Centre.

Slimming World Consultants Kath Hampshire (left) and Kate Miles with singer Peter Andre at the annual Slimming World Awards

Singer hails Suffolk Slimming World consultants for success at awards event

Singer Peter Andre gave star approval to a pair of Slimming World consultants for making it their weekly mission to support people losing weight.

Ian Park, a disabled former RAF telecoms operator from Sudbury, has been aided by a �34,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund to adapt his home to suit his needs. Pictured: Ian at his home in Sudbury with his wife Susan.

Disabled RAF veteran from Sudbury says £34k charity grant changed his life

A disabled Royal Air Force veteran says his life has been changed by a £34,000 charity grant to adapt his home to his needs.

Eight year-old Dillon Ketley had his head shaved in memory of his mother who died from cancer. Money will be donated to Macmillan cancer charity

Pictured: Dillon and his family 

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Glemsford boy shaves head for cancer charity in memory of mother

An eight-year-old boy from Glemsford shaved off some of his hair in memory of his mother, who died from cancer.

Averil Hart

Sudbury teenager who died from anorexia failed by NHS at ‘every turn’, report finds

A teenager, who died from anorexia, was an “avoidable tragedy”, a report has found.

Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the East of England Ambulance Service

Ambulance flying squads aim to keep 999 crews moving

Five specialist teams have been set up by East of England Ambulance Trust to go to hospital emergency departments who keep 999 crews waiting.

Some of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's long service volunteer award winners and student volunteers

West Suffolk Hospital in national project to boost NHS volunteering

West Suffolk Hospital is one of 12 NHS trusts helping to create a national ‘best practise model’ for volunteers in hospitals.

Ormiston Sudbury Academy, Tudor Rd, Sudbury
A group of male staff at Ormiston Academy grew moustaches last month
to raise money for the Movember Foundation which raises awareness of
health issues affecting men. Frazer Last, David Growcott, Adrian Starkey, Nigel Brown, Harsha Duvvasi and Jimmy Green NP Billy Herring.
Picture Mark Westley

Sudbury school sport moustaches to raise over £1,000 for Movember Foundation

Staff at a Sudbury secondary school grew temporary moustaches last month to raise awareness of life-threatening health issues.

Egremont Street, Glemsford
Gary Sparkes died earlier this month after losing his battle with Cancer. His colleague and friend, Mark White, took part in a 38 mile endurance run, in his memory.
Gary's wife, Fiona with Mark.
Picture Mark Westley

Glemsford man who died from cancer honoured with 38-mile endurance fundraiser

The friend of a Glemsford man, who lost his battle with cancer last month, took on a 38-mile endurance challenge in his memory.

Sudbury Fire Station

Ambulance and fire services to begin sharing Sudbury Fire Station in New Year

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) is planning to begin sharing with the Sudbury Fire Station, with ambulances set to be based at the site starting in the New Year.

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