Help wanted for charity festival

A Sudbury festival featuring live music and a football match – all in aid of several charities – will take place in May.

The Sudbury Community Festival will be held on Monday, May 27, at The Delphi Centre in Newton Road and will raise money for mayor Jack Owen’s chosen charities for the year.

The day will feature a children’s football coaching session ran by former Ipswich Town player Fabian Wilnis, before a team from Sudbury take on a UK3Lions side made up of musicians and former players, including Kerry Dixon. There will also be performances from local bands and acts such as X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein and singer Lewis Clay.

There will be food and drink stalls, raffles and other entertainment.

Organiser Richard Hibbert said: “It is going to be a lot of work but Sudbury Town Council has taken a lot of pressure off by helping with the venue and licensing side.”

Mr Hibbert, who plays football for Clare Town, who hosted a friendly match with UK3Lions in July, said he was keen to hear from sponsors, bands and volunteers interested in helping with the event.

For more information, contact Mr Hibbert on 01787 378250.