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Saturday, 4 March 2017
The funds raised at a recent charity event held at Ipswich Sports Club have nearly reached an incredible £3500 with further donations coming in all the time.
The event was to raise money for the charity SHINE in memory of Vinnie Barker.  The evening was a great success all round and the organiser, Vinnie's mother Jo, has expressed her thanks and appreciation to the Club Staff and The Courtside Bistro in helping to make the evening run so smoothly; click here to see Shine's acknowledgement letter.
Vinnie's uncle, Club Member Michael Eley, is cycling from London to Paris in July 2017 to raise money for SHINE and has so far rasied over £2000 - if you wish to make a donation, please visit his JustGiving page on: to find out more about Vinnie's story.

Saturday, 14 January 2017
Thank you to all those who came along to support our first Cardio Tennis Festival run by Tennis Manager, Sam Scowen assisted by Tennis coaches Eliza and Ryan and which took place during the Club's recent Open Day in support of St Elizabeth Hospice.
Cardio Tennis has gone from strength to strength during 2016 at the Club and this proved to be a very popular event raising money for a local charity.  Homemade biscuits and cakes were provided by Club Members Jill Burley and Sue Little, all very much appreciated by those who had just been put through their paces on court by the coaches!
The event raised an amazing £306.67 - a huge thank you to all who played and supported - here's to the next Cardio Tennis event!!!

December 2016
1st Westerfield Scout Group Christmas Post once again placed a post box at Ipswich Sports Club during December 2016 for the collection of Christmas Cards.
A total of 104,000 cards were delivered by the Scouts throughout the Ipswich postal areas (that's more than 5000 more than in 2015), of which Westerfield Scouts collected 4205 cards and delivered another 1176 cards in the local areas of Westerfield, Witnesham, Tuddenham and Henley.
This year, 1st Westerfield Scout Group raised £629.00.
They intend to continue collecting cards next Christmas so look our for the box in the Club in early December 2017!

Friday, 16 December 2016
Thank you to members and staff who raised £30.38 for Save the Children leading up to and on Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, 16 December 2016.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Ladies 1 raised around £3250.00 at the recent Auction of Promises in December; thank you to all who came along to the event.
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Ipswich Seven Hockey Club Ladies 1 invite you to A Christmas Auction at 6.00pm at Tuddenham Road.
Money raised will go towards the Women's 1 National League Div 1 Indoor Season together with The Stroke Association and St Elizabeth Hospice - click the poster right to find out more! 

Saturday, 3 December 2016
Well done to TEAMISC for taking on the giant inflatable obstacles on Saturday, 3 December 2016 to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice - fancy dress was essential and the whole experience was a real laugh... until the 15ft jump at the end (!) - definitely an event not to miss next year!  Some in the Team raised over £500.00Thank you to all those who have supported and sponsored TEAMISC - click here for the photos!!!
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TEAMISC staff and members are running once again for charity, this time we're taking on the Inflatable 5k Santa Run in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.
We're running and "bouncing" over the inflatables from 1.30pm - all supporters welcome!
It's not too late to join us - click here!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Phoenix Jazz Band entertained Ipswich Sports Club members and guests on Friday, 2 December 2016 in a Charity Jazz Night in aid of Rwanda Direct.  A fun and relaxed evening was had by all and an amazing £600.00 (and counting!) has been raised so far.  The Rwanda Direct Committee have informed the Club that this "is a real boost to our funds and will be sent to Rwanda as soon as possible".
Phoenix Jazz Band, which includes two Club members, Ian Bland and Andy Isles, will be back again next year so look out for dates in the Club's forthcoming Social Diaries for 2017!  Click the photo left to find out more about Phoenix Jazz Band.
For further details regarding Rwanda Direct, please send the charity an email by clicking on their logo shown above left.

Friday, 18 November 2016
A huge thank you to all our members, guests and the staff at the Club for raising £41.73 in just one day for Children in Need.
Although there was no main event at the Club this year, the Club continues to support Pudsey Bear in any way possible - Chef Darius even got his onesie on during the evening to raise some money!!!

Friday, 30 September 2016
Thank you to all members, staff and guests who came along on Friday, 30 September 2016 to support our Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning - cakes were provided by numerous bakers including The Courtside Bistro and The Little Cake Place...all very delicious...thank you to all.
A fantastic £311.17 was raised for the charity - our most successful coffee morning yet!!!
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Ipswich Sports Club will once again be holding a 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' event in support of Macmillan Cancer on Friday, 30 September 2016 from 10.00am.
Come for cake, coffee/tea and a good giggle, get together with friends and help us raise lots of money to support all those affected by cancer.  We look forward to seeing you!      

Saturday, 10 September 2016
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
Thanks to all the members who contributed to my Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on behalf of the British Heart FoundationAfter the initial attempt was abandoned by BHF due to atrocious weather, it was wonderful to have perfect weather for the 2nd attempt - warm, dry, calm with perfect visibility.  That was always going to result in a good time but even so to knock 35 minutes off my previous best was remarkable - 8 hours 40 minutes for the 26 miles and 5000ft of climbing.  The good news is that I can take it easy next year - I won’t ever beat that time.  And £440.00 went to BHF.
Thank you...                                     Alec Livingstone
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It's summer time and time for a walk, so I'll be doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge again this year on Saturday, 10 September 2016.  (Rescheduled after original attempt was aborted because of bad weather.) Covering 24 miles and 5000 feet of climbing, the challenge takes in Pen-y-Ghent (2277ft), Whernside (2415ft) and Ingleborough (2372ft) - all to be completed in under 12 hours.  My best time to date is 9 hours 12 minutes and I'm determined to get below 9 hours before I finally hang up my boots.
Thanks to the generosity of many people, including Club members, I've raised some money over the years.  This year the first £500.00 will go to the British Heart Foundation and anything over that wil go to the Club's Futures Fund.
If you would like to donate, making a donation is really easy.
Text: send a message to 70070 with the code ALYP69 and the amount you wish to dontate which will show on your mobile phone bill, eg. to dontate £X, send "ALYP69 £X" to 70070.
Thank you...                                     Alec Livingstone

Saturday, 18 June 2016


Well done to all the ladies who ran as TEAMISC on Saturday, 18 June 2016 to raise money for Cancer Research UK - an amazing effort by all, over and under all sorts of obstacles and loads of muddy fun - the Team has raised a fantastic £1645.55 so far smashing their target.  A big thank you to all those who have supported and sponsored TEAMISC - click here for the photos!!!
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Join staff members Cheryl, Pascale and Vienna as TEAMISC take on the Ipswich Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5k Obstacle Run in Trinity Park this Summer.  Raising money for Cancer Research UK.  We're looking for fellow members, staff, family and friends to join us - ladies only!!!
We're running at 11.15am - all supporters welcome!
Enter now, don't delay, places are filling fast; contact Vienna to get the TEAMISC login details.
Join us or SPONSOR US..!!!

Friday, 5 February 2016
Thank you to all members and staff at Ipswich Sports Club last week for raising £55.53 in just a couple of days for the British Heart Foundation's WEAR IT. BEAT IT. campaign.
Members and staff wore red tops and The Courtside Bistro provided poached eggs on toast with tomatoes in support!!!

December 2015
1st Westerfield Scout Group Christmas Post placed a post box at Ipswich Sports Club during December 2015 for the collection of Christmas Cards.
A total of 98,548 cards were delivered by the Scouts throughout the Ipswich postal areas, of which Westerfield Scouts collected 3386 cards and delivered another 838 cards in the local areas of Westerfield, Witnesham, Tuddenham and Henley.
This year, 1st Westerfield Scout Group raised £520.00.
They intend to continue collecting cards next Christmas so look our for the box in the Club in early December 2016!

Friday, 18 December 2015
Thank you to all members and staff who raised an amazing £140.00 for Text Santa during the week leading up to and on Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, 18 December 2015.

Friday, 13 November 2015 &
Friday, 30 October 2015
Another huge thank you to all our members, their guests and the staff at the Club for raising over £125 for the the Club's most recent charity fundraising nights: NSPCC's Go Green for Halloween (October) and Children in Need (November).
Both nights were a lot of fun and everyone raised a lot of money in a very short period of time - well done to all! 

Saturday, 1 August 2015
In addition to this night, Edd Cottee is climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of EACH on 1 December Edd reach the top by helping him to reach his fundraising target at
Club Members Karen and Richard Cottee will be holding a Casino & BBQ Night for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) on Saturday, 1 August 2015, at Ipswich Sports Club.
If you would like to 'come and try your luck' with Roulette, Blackjack or Poker, and enjoy a Summer's evening BBQ, then do contact either Karen or Richard to purchase your ticket in aid of this very worthy charity.  Click the logo to find out more or call 07718 184226.
Tickets are only £20.00...BBQ from 7.30pm...Casino tables open at 8.00pm...prizes from the tables and and raffle...come 'suited and booted' in your finest 'gladrags'.
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After the event, Karen and Richard Cottee said "We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who kindly supported the Casino Night and Charity BBQ Event on Saturday, 1 August 2015.  We hope you all had an enjoyable evening and another massive thank you for helping us raise a superb £400.00 on the night for EACH."

Sunday, 12 July 2015
Pop Chorus, who rehearse every Wednesday evening (term-time) at Ipswich Sports Club, held their 'End of Term' Family Day at the Club on Sunday, 12 July 2015 with a fantastic Cream Tea Buffet and plenty of singing!
Yula Andrews, Pop Chorus Director, also organised a raffle in aid of Chestnut House where she stayed herself for a few days in July 2014 when her twins were born.  Chestnut House cares for sick children and helps the parents and families stay together during treatment and recovery.  They provide free, quality 'home from home' accommodation as well as a wealth of support to families with sick children.  Chestnut House relies entirely on voluntary income to support their services so all donations are very welcome.
Yula and her Pop Chorus singers, friends and family raised an amazing £320.00 for Chestnut House with the raffle - thank you to all those who donated prizes and bought tickets!

Saturday, 27 June 2015
An amazing £1400 was raised
- click image below for newspaper report.
Club Member Alice Youngman has made the Club aware of another great event taking place in Ipswich in aid of Bliss.
Join in on Saturday, 27 June 2015 for this year's Bliss Buggy Push around Christchurch Park.  Open to all ages, from 11.00am to 1.00pm, with a picnic after the event.
Last year, this event raised just over £1000 - let's try and raise even more this year!
Bliss raises money to support the parents, siblings and families of children who are born too small, too sick, too soon. It is the only charity of its kind so any support is gratefully received.
Click on the logo left or poster above to find out more.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Emma, Mariette, Kat, Jeremy and Mark
all finished the the 100k walk from London to Brighton in 27 hours 28 minutes and raised an amazing £3,300..!!!  Emma said 'It was SO hard and we all had blisters, pains and were generally in bits!"  "We would really like to thank people who donated..."  There is still time to donate if you would like on the link below.
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On 23 May 2015, Emma Rix, Mariette Rix, Kat Blake, Jeremy Blake and Mark Wheelhouse will be walking 100km from London to Brighton, non-stop in 24 hours!
They aim to raise over £2500 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
It is going to be a very tough challenge and they would be very grateful for any donations to this great cause.
Click this link or the logos to DONATE or to find out

Friday, 6 February 2015
Another amazing effort from members and staff at Ipswich Sports Club throughout the month of February 2015 in raising £82.51 for the British Heart Foundation's recent WEAR IT. BEAT IT. campaign.  The money was raised from kind donations and a "Guess the number of feathers on a 4 foot Feather Boa" game!
Well done to the ISC Junior Squash Section who won the prize for the nearest guess of 736...actual number was 784!!!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014
New Year's Eve event organiser Amanda Abrey would like to thank all members and staff at Ipswich Sports Club for helping her and her husband to raise £4520.00 for the children's charity, Bliss.
Money was raised by ticket sales and a prize draw on the night.
Click on the photo to enlarge.

Friday, 12 December 2014

to... 70050
to dontate... £2.00
Thank you to all members and staff who raised an amazing £95.00 in just one day for Save the Children on their Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, 12 December 2014.  You can still take part by texting TEAMISC to 70050 to dontate £2.00 - thank you!

Friday, 14 November 2014

A big thank you to Bar staff member Ryan Colbear for organising the 'Children in Need Race Night' on Friday, 14 November 2014.  Ryan is pictured alongside General Manager, Andy Yorke and Club Member, Anna Paton.  The evening, which included a 20ft projection of the races on the wall of Squash Court 7 next to the Bar, raised over £350 for Children in Need through the generosity of the members attending the Race Night or donating through the collection buckets.
The first Parent/Child Mini Tennis Taster Event also proved a big success on the same evening thanks to Club Coach Toby Bawden and his team of helpers - a great deal of FUN was had by all!
We plan to run a follow on event in the future...

Friday, 26 September 2014

Thank you to all who came this morning in support of Macmillan Cancer for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning.  Everyone enjoyed the delicious cakes from Gill & Darius of The Courtside Bistro and Julia Barker from CakeTeasy.

A fantastic £210.26 was raised for the charity.

Wednesday, 23 to Saturday, 27 July 2014

Congratulations to General Manager, Andy Yorke, and Club Member, Miguel Capasso, for completing the 300 mile cycle ride from London to Paris in aid of Action Medical Research for Children.
They raised over £3.5k and would like to thank everyone for their kind donations and support over the last year during their training (!) and during the week of the event.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Member's 3 Peaks Walk raises over £600 for Charity
Thanks to all who backed me on the 3 Peaks Challenge.  I managed to get round all 25 miles and 5000 feet of the three peaks in 9 hours and 12 minutes.  (It should have been 24 miles but for a slight mistake in map reading.  Without that I might even have sneaked under 9 hours!)
I have to confess that it was very hard work, made even less enjoyable by a steady downpour that lasted all day.  In fact, while the South of England was enjoying hot sunny weather, we had gale driven hail on the top of Whernside.  It was one of those days when no known waterproof clothing would have been any use.  Right now I'm not sure I would do it again, but ask me again in a month or two and who knows.
Thanks once again, on behalf of the British Heart Foundation, for your kind support.
Alec Livingstone

Sunday, 22 June 2014


Tennis Tournament for Elena Baltacha's Charity raises over £1k
On Sunday, 22 June 2014, Ipswich Sports Club hosted a Tennis fundraising tournament, together with a sumptuous 'Tea on the Lawn', to welcome another year's Wimbledon season starting on Monday, 23 June 2014 as well as to remember our former British Number 1, Elena Baltacha..."Bally".  In the sunny weather, along came the Tennis competitors wearing yellow outfits following Bally's wishes for her charity, "The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity".  Some came in yellow tutus and some came as Spongebob and Minions characters.  What fun we had on the day!
Organiser, Tip Flory, spoke of her memories of Bally - "I was playing Tennis in the Indoor Centre at ISC and suddenly a sound like thunder came from the far end court - Bally was training with her hitter and coach to get ready for one of her major tournaments.  The power, speed, focus she put into the training was unbelievable, like a warrior.  But sometimes I watched how she coached small children in her Academy, when her enthusiasm, warmth, fun and caring side came through.  She would always say hello with her beautiful smile, and told me to keep playing and enjoy my Tennis!"  She was one in a million, an awful loss for Tennis, but her legacy will live on".
The event raised over £1000.00 in donations for Bally's charity.  Special thanks to Ipswich Sports Club, Kingpin Bowling, Ministry of Sound London, Green Island Gardens and Tip's Thai Cuisine for their support and raffle prizes.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Member's Charity Birthday Party Raises £2.3k

A big thank you and congratulations to Sheamus Cahillane, and his friends and family, in raising £2.3k for Woolverstone Wish, a charity set up to raise funds for the refurbished chemotherapy unit at Ipswich Hospital.  The funds were raised during the raffle/auction at Sheamus's 60th Birthday celebration held at Ipswich Sports Club on Saturday, 5 April 2014.  Club General Manager, Andy Yorke, pictured with Sheamus and a copy of the cheque presented to a representative of the Woolverstone Wish.

Sunday, 15 September 2013
"FUN" Mini Tennis Tournament for Adults and Juniors held on Sunday, 15 September 2013 at ISC.

The event was organised by Tip Flory in memory of Club Life Member, Pam Rogers, who sadly passed away in early 2013.  It proved to be a huge success attracting many of the Club Adult and Junior Tennis players to compete against each other at Mini Tennis.

The event raised £750 for Breast Cancer Care and plans are in place for a follow on event next year.
Click here to see photos of the event.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Click the logo to see photos of the event.

Summer 2013

Congratulations to Club Member Wendy Palmer for completing her Trek along the Great Wall of China for the Alzheimer's Society.
Wendy is well on her way to raising £3000 for the charity and collectively her tour group has raised £140,000 to date.
To read more about Wendy's story please visit her JustGiving page.  Wendy said "I am grateful to Club Trainer Leanne Webb and all my friends and supporters at Ipswich Sports Club".

July 2013

Congratulations to Club Life Member Ian Head for raising £2500 for St Elizabeth Hospice, whilst taking part in the 2013 London to Paris Bike Ride.