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Tribute to our Queen

The latest project to get support from Suffolk Coastal’s Change Maker initiative is helping to raise money to install a clock in Woodbridge’s Thoroughfare to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Suffolk Coastal’s Change Maker, Alison Jordan, has been giving help to the Woodbridge Society who are hoping to raise £5,600 to install a Repton Projecting clock on the wall of the Barretts of Woodbridge store in the Thoroughfare. “A clock would clearly be a beautiful and permanent commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I am sure would be appreciated for years to come by the people of Woodbridge and the many visitors that come to the town,” said Dr Wil Gibson, Vice-chairman of the Suffolk Coastal Local Strategic Partnership (SCLSP) board. “The proposal has already won financial backing from Barretts, Woodbridge in Bloom, the Woodbridge Society, and three private donors, but there will clearly have to be significant support from the local community if this excellent idea is to turn into reality.

“Julian Royle, a committee member of the Society, is now exploring themed fund-raising ideas with Alison, including buying minutes or making pledges of time and clearly any other suggestions, or better still donations, would be welcome as they attempt to mark the Queen’s historic time on the throne,” added Dr Gibson.

Donations can be sent to the Woodbridge Society at the address below and which as a registered charity No 1117073 can accept gift aided contributions. All the money collected will ultimately be donated to Woodbridge Town Council who will buy the clock so as to ensure it remains in public ownership. Alison Jordan is the campaign coordinator of Change Makers which provides support and guidance to local people who want to make a difference in their community, helping people turn their big idea into reality and so provide something new that could really add a special little extra to the local quality of life. “The Change Makers initiative is funded by the Suffolk Coastal Local Strategic Partnership and is specifically targeted at those who want to start something new, or make something better or just put it right. It could include setting up a club or group, or organising an activity, learning or teaching new skills, or just generally helping people in the local community,” added Dr Gibson.

Alison Jordan can be contacted on 01473 273273 or 07531 852 112, or by emailing Alison.jordan@savo.co.uk or by writing to her at SAVO, Dickson House, 43a Woodbridge Road East, Ipswich IP4 5QN. Alison is funded by the SCLSP and supported by the Suffolk Coastal Resource Network, another SCLSP backed project.

Donations towards the Diamond Jubilee Clock will be gratefully received. They should be made payable to The Woodbridge Society and sent to – The Treasurer, The Woodbridge Society, 2 Godfrey’s Wood, Melton, Suffolk IP12 1QY.

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