Friday 2nd October saw friends, family and committee members of the Music on the Green spectacular gather for the awards presentation evening, at the Martlesham Heath Douglas Bader. The fantastic event, which took place on Saturday 11th July, drew record crowds and was a wonderful day out for everyone. The weather held out (all bar a few drops of rain) and with picnic blankets, musical celebrations and an age range of 8 to 80, it really was a day to remember for all involved. The volunteers worked tirelessly, and took to fundraising throughout the day, whether it was selling raffle tickets or rattling their collection buckets, and their hard work paid dividends. On Friday we were absolutely thrilled to be able to present EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospice) charity with a cheque for £3,000 to go towards their dedicated commitment to the children of our region. Friday was a great chance to thank all those involved and a raffle to start next year’s fund took place. Everyone was also treated to the musical delights of Blue Wave, playing their distinct sound throughout the evening. Stuart Gordon, Chairman of Music on the Green, commented: “We are delighted that although costs have increased and the credit crunch has had its part to play we have been able to match last year’s donation. It was a wonderful day with another enormous turnout on the Green which helped a very worthy cause.” Next year it is the “3 Tenners” with the 10th Music on the Green taking place on Saturday 10th July 2010. We hope to see another incredible turnout as this year past, and it’s a date to get in your diary now!