Haverhill branch for ITFC fans has much to offer
Hundreds of eggs will be up for grabs when the Haverhill branch of the Ipswich Town Supporters Club holds it biggest annual fundraiser of the year on Easter Saturday - the Easter Egg Hunt at Kedington’s Great Meadow.
The branch has run for about 60 years and is thought to be the second oldest after Clacton, but for many its existence and what it does is unknown.
Saturday’s hunt (tickets on sale from 1pm for a 2pm start) is the flagship fund-raiser for the branch (which was the Kedington branch until a name change in the late 70s) and has raffle prizes donated by 22 local companies, but it does much more besides.
Treasurer Max Eason and secretary Iain Ross are part of a committee that also organises regular dinner events and runs stalls at Haverhill’s late night Christmas shopping and July’s Summer Bash.
The branch is keen to get more fans on the bus it runs to every single home Ipswich Town match, which at £9.50 adults, £7 juniors and £8 concessions, say Max and Iain, represents good value, but each trip is a loss making venture.
“We need to constantly raise money but I think this season has been a better season then previous ones”, says Max.
“We have hummed and harred about increasing that amount, but we are trying to encourage people to come on the bus.”
Iain added: “Some people say it’s expensive but it’s not. We also get there a good hour before kick off and people have the chance to go shopping if they want to.”
For 3pm kick offs the coach leaves Haverhill bus station at 12.30pm (6pm for 7.45pm kick offs) and picks up at other places in Haverhill and villages en route, including Clare and Cavendish.
To find out more about the branch and to book a seat call Iain on 01440 763772 or 07598140665.