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17th November, 2017 - November Newsletter

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If you can convert your weekly £1.40 standing order to monthly £6.00 per member up to a max of 3 members, that would be very helpful for the band.

Carolling

Collectors (over 18s) are needed for carolling. Please use the tick sheet that will come home from band.
Band members -please attend as many carolling sessions you can. The more people attend the more fun it will be!! Please dress up warm for carolling!

All players are welcome to all outside carolling jobs, so if you can make a session ear marked for another band, please come along. Please try and make at least one outside carolling job, the more you make the easier it is for everyone...
We're really proud as a charity ourselves of being able to give to charity at this time of year. Please fill out your tick lists and return as soon as possible.

Practice arrangements

Prelims in scout hut in December, inters in the church
We finish band practice on 15th December and re start on 5th January 2018.

Uniform for the concert

Please wear black trousers, black shoes, black socks or black skirts and black tights. Please no leggings.

Christmas charities this year are:

FIND: www.findipswich.org.uk
FIND provides emergency assistance to families or individuals affected by poverty or dispossession. FIND befriends without judging and gives support to those in need.
Families in Need helps those living in Ipswich and surrounding areas that are deprived of a minimum standard of living, be they single, families, lone parents, children, elderly, sick, disabled or homeless.

Ipswich holiday help for children: www.ihhc.org.uk
IHHC helps children and families in Ipswich and South Suffolk get the breaks that most of us take for granted:
a holiday, to help a family come together or simply a day's activity, to boost confidence and self-esteem. We will look at any idea which helps a child or a family re-charge batteries, or build relationships, or stay together, or grow in confidence or maturity, by getting away from their normal environment.

Blood runners: www.servsc.org.uk
SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire deliver blood, blood products, samples, donated breast milk and other clinically urgent items every night and all day at the weekends free of charge to the NHS.

Bonus Ball scheme

If you want to take part you will be allocated a number and asked to pay 50p a week (for ease this is paid in ten week instalments) For 9 weeks you have the chance to win £10, the tenth week you can win a larger prize of £30 (this can vary depending on participation). The winning number is determined by the bonus ball drawn on Saturday nights lotto draw. So come on and join the fun! Plus, It's a great fundraiser for the band!

Please note:

Our event on 17th December at Snape Maltings has been cancelled!