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Our 9 Days of Quiz-mas commences on Monday 1 December through to Thursday 11 December when the overall winner will be announced. A clue will be published each working day for you to solve the riddle and reveal a particular location on the Park. A bonus word is hidden at each location if you are able to get out and make a visit during daylight. Answers are required to be submitted by 4pm daily for entry into the competition. See the Christmas quiz page for further details.

The Ipswich Salvation Army brass band will be starting our festive season, playing at lunchtime in the restaurant on Monday 1 December. School Choirs will be visiting the Hub for lunchtime Carol singing Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 December. Please give them a very warm and welcoming reception.

Visit the Hub on Monday 24 November to sign-up for your GenR8 card, valid for unlimited use to receive exclusive discounts at over 75 Ipswich businesses for a whole year.

Members of the Ipswich and District Photographic Society will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Tuesday 25 December to discuss the club’s activities, membership options and offer any advice.

Come along to the Hub at lunchtime on Wednesday 26 November and discuss your attire with a representative from Moss Bros.

Prospect will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 27 November.

When it comes to dressing for any occasion, Moss Bros have been experts in fine-quality suits and suit hire since 1851. From traditional morning wear to formal evening wear, ready-to-wear suits and bespoke tailoring, they are dedicated to finding the right suit for your personality, pocket and occasion.  Top ready-to-wear suits, sports jackets, shirts and accessory brands include; Cerruti, DKNY, French Connection, Ted Baker and Zegna.  Come along to the Hub at lunchtime on Wednesday 26 November and meet representatives from Moss Bros to find out more.

Are you interested in photography and looking to improve your pictures or go for a new challenge? The Ipswich and District Photographic Society was established in 1888 and is one of the leading photographic clubs in East Anglia with 90 members.  They have an extensive programme of weekly presentations and club competitions in Ipswich, and they also have practical sessions on the use of cameras, composition of pictures and how to use computer applications to improve your pictures.   Members from the club will be available on Tuesday 25 November at lunchtime in the Hub to discuss the club’s activities, membership options and offer any advice, and they will also be bringing a selection of member’s pictures to view.

This Christmas, Ipswich based companies GenR8 and The Bear Garden are working together to bring joy to children cared for by leading local children’s charity; East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).  EACH and The Bear Garden want to help create special memories and help families share some big Christmas bear hugs by launching Ipswich’s first ‘Great Bear Giveaway’.  The aim of the campaign is to provide every child receiving care and support from The Treehouse this Christmas with a special personalised ‘build-your-own’ bear.  Throughout November and December, every GenR8 Card sold will fund a ‘build-your-own’ teddy bear for a child, with all additional profits donated to the charity.  The GenR8 card costs £15 and not only means you’ll become a member of the GenR8 scheme which offers you a personalised GenR8 Card, valid for unlimited use to receive exclusive discounts at over 75 Ipswich businesses for a whole year, but your money-saving purchase will have funded a personalised ‘build-your-own’ bear for a child receiving hospice care this Christmas.  To get involved and help create a special memory this Christmas, visit the Hub on Monday 24 November to sign-up for your GenR8 card.

Franco Unisex Hair Fashion will be promoting in the Hub at lunchtime on Monday 17 November.

The Book People will be in the Hub between 11.00-14.30, Wednesday 19 November.

Michael Jay Tailoring, a family run business based in Stowmarket, Suffolk, will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 20 November.

Michael Jay Tailoring will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 20 November.  They are a family run business based in Stowmarket Suffolk, and are of the few remaining companies in the region still offering a made to measure ‘tailor made’ service.  Established over 30 years ago, they still produce made to measure suits and many other garments in their Stowmarket Workshop.

Renowned for their made to measure military uniform, they also offer a broad range of made to measure suits in a wide variety of styles all available in the same top flight cloths and at competitive prices.

Your suit will be skilfully made in their Stowmarket workshop to your exact requirements. Michael Jay Tailoring normally produce made to measure garments in 2 to 3 working weeks (14 working days) but also offer a 48 Hour (2 working day) Express Service to meet the requirements of customers having an urgent need for their items.

  • exclusively hand-cut to produce your individual garment
  • the finest range of English and Italian cloths
  • classic and modern single breasted two and three piece suits with a choice of two and three buttons
  • classic and modern double breasted suits with a choice of button options
  • classic and modern blazers, jackets, sports jackets
  • all available in modern ‘skinny fit’ styling

CiN 2014Well what a week that was!  Pulling out the stops, Adastral certainly entered into the spirit of Children in Need 2014 and you did us proud. Based on an initial count-up, we’ve busted last year’s total which currently stands at an estimated £6,200 with more donations to be accounted for.

You couldn’t fail to miss the week long activities, with credit going to our enthusiastic Adastral Park core team of Grads and Apprentices, who amongst other things, organised deliveries of tea/coffee and cake to your desk, tournaments, entertainment, language stalls and prize draw and of course, the slippery tug of war against our resident fire team. Thanks guys for being such good sports and better luck next year!

Some fantastic, yummy creations were entered into the Best Baked CiN cake competition and thanks to everyone who gave up their time to bake. Judged by our head chef, Alan, congratulations goes to Baz & Debra Deans who were awarded the 2014 coveted trophy for their ingenious and poignant poppy/hero combo.

Other call-outs go to Alan Marshall and the Global Network Services team from the 5th floor of Orion, who ran their cycling challenge, raising £350. Rachael Deller and the Group Engineering Services team on the 4th floor Orion for running a tuck shop, along with other competitions and donations, they raised an amazing £820.

Basically, a huge thank you has to go out to everyone who got involved and supported, whether through fundraising, volunteering or donating. Children in Need 2014 at Adastral wouldn’t have been so successful without you!

Come and meet representatives from Forever Living Products, world leaders in the production of aloe vera products at lunchtime on Thursday 6 November. Their exclusive range includes nutritional and skincare products, fitness and weight management plus animal and household products.  The Forever product range is a testament to nature’s capacity to help us look and feel our best.

Bring your filled bags to the Cancer Research UK charity bag donation station in the Hub no later than 16:00 on Tuesday 4 November.  Items required are clothes, books, puzzles, in fact any pre-loved items that can be resold in shops that are not likely to break during transport.  If you can help with the donation station, please contact Mary Hills.

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