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The AP Charity Christmas Market will be taking place on Monday 2 December in the Hub.

Prospect will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Friday 6 December.

On Wednesday 27 November between 10.00-15.00 join JDSU and their partner Laser 2000 in the Hub to see the latest mobile solutions used to successfully deploy and maintain mobile networks and services.

Prospect will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 28 November.

The 1st  Martlesham Scout Group for the last few years has linked with some of the Ipswich groups as well as Kesgrave to provide a Christmas card delivery service to residents in postcode areas IP1-IP5 & IP12. Over the years new groups and villages have been incorporated into the main sort, these now include Claydon, Barham, Grundisburgh, Tuddenham, Henley, Westerfield, Balham, Bramford, Great and Little Bealings and Culpho. Please don’t try to send cards to other parts of the country and abroad as they simply will not get sent!

For 2013 the price per card is 22p and all money is split between all the Scout groups on a 50/50 split. The exception to this is where cards are placed in boxes for the relevant area that is responsible for them, that group keeps the 22p. For example: if you write cards for friends in Martlesham the all the money from those cards stays with Martlesham scouts.

We take cards of any size for the 22p price and all we ask is that they are correctly addressed, if possible include the postcode as, if we can’t find an address we can use the postcode to trace it. Likewise if an address is not quite readable then we can also attempt to trace it using the postcode. Please could you also leave your contact details with your cards and money? This is just in case you inadvertently put cards in we cannot deliver. These will be returned via Stuart Cooke, 01473 608479.

The Scout post box will be located in the Hub between 25 November to 10 December. Cards will be delivered by 24 December.

If anyone has any questions, then please contact the Scout group on 01473 612410 (evenings only) or Stuart Cooke.

JDSU is well known for its fibre test solutions, but did you also know they have an extensive portfolio for Mobile?

On Wednesday 27  November join JDSU and their partner Laser 2000 in the Hub to see the latest mobile solutions used to successfully deploy and maintain mobile networks and services.

 JDSU’s Mobile solutions address the end-to-end requirements of operators today focusing on the key technologies: LTE, LTE-Advanced, VoLTE, Small Cells and DAS. By providing unique visibility across the radio, access, backhaul and core, JDSU provides end users the best mobile application experience, while operators enjoy the lowest delivered cost and optimum time to revenue. For example, by integrating RF and Fibre capability into a single instrument, JDSU uniquely addresses the evolving LTE and WiFi cell-site turn up market.

JDSU and Laser 2000 will be available from 10.00 until 15.00 and will also have a range of their traditional test equipment that BT regularly uses.

The Suffolk Police Community Support Officers will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Monday 18 November.

A representative from Suffolk County Council will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Tuesday 19 November to generate interest from people who may be interested in fostering and also answer your questions.

The News Ideas Team will be in the Hub on Wednesday 20 November from 11:30-14:00. Why not drop by to talk about innovation, the challenges of submitting new ideas, or simply come along to find out more about the scheme and all it can offer you.

Today in Suffolk there are around 750 children in care – the majority of which are in foster care. A representative from Suffolk County Council will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Tuesday 19 November to generate interest from people who may be interested in fostering and also answer your questions. Information on the different types of fostering and also adoption will be available.

The News Ideas team will be in the Hub on Wednesday 20 November from 11:30-14:00. Why not drop by to talk about innovation, the challenges of submitting new ideas, or simply come along to find out more about the scheme and all it can offer you.

There will be demonstrations on how to use and get the most out of the new ideas platform, some giveaways and plenty of experts on hand to answer your questions about the scheme.

There will be various activites taking place in the Hub during the week in aid of Children in Need – see outline below.

Taking onboard comments from previous years we are looking to improve the menu choices for those wishing to eat during the evening.

The Food Court will be open from 4.30pm onwards and is suggesting to service a wider range of foods to cater for most tastes, including a greater range of healthy options.

Pizza and Pasta will be served from the World Marche counter (provisional menu choice below). Soups, jacket potatoes and salad available from the Wild Greens bar.

Firehouse Grill

  • Beef Burgers
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Hot Dogs with Crispy Bacon Mayo & Fried Onions
  • Quorn Dogs with Mayo & Onions
  • Turkey & Cranberry Pasty
  • Sides available (fries, etc)

World Marche counter

  • Macaroni cheese
  • Pasta bolognaise
  • Margheritta pizza
  • Turkey, sausage and stuffing pizza
  • Sides available (bread selection etc.)

Soup Station

  • Parsnip and apple soup
  • Tomato and basil soup
  • Jacket potatoes with beans, cheese or tuna

Chillers

  • Sandwiches
  • Crisps
  • Confectionary
  • Cold drinks

The Coffee Carte will be open until 7pm selling their normal lines plus Mince Pies, Yule Log, Banana Bread, Chocolate Brownies and hopefully a few Chestnuts!!

Adastral Park employees are able to book passes for family and friends to attend this charity market using the online registration form

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BT has been supporting BBC Children in Need since it started over 30 years ago.  It raises money to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK and is one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, culminating in the appeal night which will take place on Friday 15 November 2013. Teams across the UK are already kicking off their fundraising ideas by holding onesie days and cake sales.

Adastral Park has always played a big part in supporting the appeal and last year raised over £3,500 through your fundraising efforts and generous donations. This year, we’d like to beat that! There’s already a programme of events planned throughout the week, including:

  • a week long FIFA tournament on Playstation 3 between first year graduates and apprentices, running every lunchtime in the Hub with the final taking place on Friday 15th in Antares G05 at 12:30.
  • coffee and cakes delivered to your desk
  • raffle with many prizes including a giant Pudsey and much more
  • tug of war between Grads and Apprentices – the winners will take on the Adastral Park fire team
  • the One Minute Mystery Row – a rowing challenge in the Hub Wednesday 13th – the closest person to the distance set by our mystery rower in 1 minute
  • guess the balloons in the car
  • don’t miss The Adastral Park Singers in the coffee lounge lunchtime on Friday 15th

BodyTalk Gym – GIANT Pudsey bear lift! 

The Adastral Park gym has set a massive challenge to lift a 100 ton Pudsey over the week leading up to CiN, then on Friday 15 November, a team of 5 will attempt to lift a 50 ton Pudsey bear! This is a team relay event where each member lifts a 20kg barbell from the floor to overhead (clean and press) for 20 reps until the 50 tons is reached – which should take them an estimated 2.5 hours!  They also have a giant Pudsey bear for their prize draw – please drop by the gym for a ticket and show your support. Donations towards this event can also be made via Gym Bear Lift.

If you have your own fundraising ideas or would like to get involved, we’d like to hear from you, so contact Ali Howard or Lisa Perkins or visit the website for more information. If you’re unable to get involved, how about visiting the My Donate website and as always, we’d like to see your fundraising pics which you can upload on our Flickr page.

So, in the words of Sir Terry – “please dig deep”! Your support is vital and much appreciated.

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