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Monday, 10 December 2018

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Musical in London? TICKETS FOR TROOPS!

Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera December and January 2018

For Les Miserables please click here

For Phantom of the Opera please click here



Tickets for Troops: The International Horse Show, Olympia 17th to 20th December 2018



Click here for details and booking

Cultural Christmas events in Suffolk - selection

                    Enjoying the festive season...




Illuminated Garden Trail
Helmingham, Stowmarket
5-9th December

Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall & Gardens
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Sat 16th Dec - Sun 17th Dec 

Children's Christmas Crafts
Ickworth House, Bury St. Edmunds
throughout December

Christmas Special at Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park, Woodbridge
1st - 24th December

Carols at Ipswich
various Ipswich locations
throughout December

British Crafts
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds
8th-9th Dec & 15th-16th Dec
Click here for website

Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival
Stowmarket
25th Nov - 5th Jan
Click here for website

Concert of Carols (RAF Honington Band and Military Wives Choirs)
St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds
8th December
Click here for poster

Ipswich Christmas Craft Fair 2018
Ipswich, Cornhill
10th Dec - 23th Dec
Click here for website

Christmas at the Buttermarket
Ipswich, Buttermarket
15th Dec - 23th Dec
Click here for details




Reading Force Christmas message

Show your support for British Forces families who won't be together at Christmas





The Ministry of Defence estimates 11,000 of our Armed Forces personnel will be deployed overseas during the festive period which means thousands of children will be separated from their parent this Christmas. 

The Reading Force charity is on a mission to bring those families closer at this special time of year, by giving them the gift of shared reading even when apart.


Just £4 pays for one Forces child to receive a book and Reading Force scrapbook over Christmas...

Please help Forces families stay connected this Christmas. Our Christmas Crowdfunding Campaign aims to raise over £4,000 so at least 1,000 Forces families can be sent a free book to read during the festive season and talk about over Facetime, Skype or the telephone. We have lots of inspiring case studies on our website.

If you know of any Forces families that will be apart this Christmas encourage them to join Reading Force.





Forces Help to Buy Scheme - extended

The Secretary of State for Defence has agreed that the Forces Help to Buy scheme will be extended for new applications until 31 December 2019.
Forces Help to Buy enables regular Armed Forces personnel to borrow up to 50% of their salary, interest free, to buy their first home or move to another property on assignment or as their family's needs change.
To date more than £242 million been provided to over 16,000 applicants. The extension of the pilot will allow Defence to explore how the policy fits within the wider housing strategy and understand any opportunities for private sector provision of the scheme.
The Secretary of State said:
"Everyone dreams of owning their own home and this hugely popular scheme has already helped thousands of Service personnel realise that dream. By extending the scheme by a further year I really hope we can help many more first-time buyers, families and married couples get a foot on the property ladder."
Help to Buy website: https://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/​ 

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Wacky Wednesday 5th Dec

Copied from Facebook Group:

"Wacky Wednesday play group is on tomorrow, Wednesday 5th Dec 2018, 930-1130...

We are starting off our Christmas period with lots of Christmas crafts from Creating snowmen, making your own crowns, decorating Christmas trees and decorating your own melted snowman biscuits, there will also be soft play and lots of toys for your little ones to play with... Teas and coffees available too... 
Hope to see you there " 

Friday, 30 November 2018

Women's Self-Defense Class at Wattisham!







































Booking required.
Registration forms are available at 
Wattisham Information and Support Centre.

NEW swimming lessons at Wattisham swimming pool


Army and You magazine

The latest edition of A&Y is out now – available at your local HIVE or at the following link: https://issuu.com/armyandyoumag/docs/army_you_winter_2018?e=9218182/65625125