max temp: 12°C

min temp: 2°C


Gallery: Group don onesies for charity walk in aid of EACH

17:26 28 January 2013

Fancy that: The ten mile onsie walk in aid of EACH heading from the Bramford Cock to Sproughton and Ipswich late on Saturday afternoon

Fancy that: The ten mile onsie walk in aid of EACH heading from the Bramford Cock to Sproughton and Ipswich late on Saturday afternoon


It’s not often that you see giraffes, wolves and zebras wandering around the streets of Ipswich.


But that was the sight that greeted many people as a group of fundraisers trekked around town in an array of onesies.

The group of 24 took to the streets in their all in one adult baby grows to raise cash for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The event was organised by Julie West, bar supervisor at the Bramford Cock, and saw both staff and punters unite to take to the streets in the name of charity.

“We had people dressed up in all sorts of onesies,” the mother-of-two said. “I don’t really know where the idea came from but we had lots of people sign up to do it so everyone seemed to think it was a good idea.

“We chose the charity as our charity of the year because I think it is something that people are very supportive about.

“The Onesie Walk was great fun, we had people dressed in giraffe onesies and as wolves and zebras.

“We got a great reaction from people driving past. I think they thought we were silly – people were hooting their horns as they went past.

“When cars stopped at traffic lights they were throwing money out their car windows and into our collection buckets.”

The 10-mile walk started at the Bramford Cock and took in a number of pubs in the area, including The Wild Man in Sproughton, the Red Lion in Bramford Road, The Mermaid in Yarmouth Road, The Greyhound in Henley Road, The Inkerman in Norwich Road, The Suffolk Punch also in Norwich Road, The Maypole in Old Norwich Road and back to the Bramford Cock.

The Onsie Walk raised £1,500, and other events are planned for the next few weeks in aid of EACH.

Ms West added: “We were really pleased with how it went and we have a few more events coming up so hopefully we will raise around £2,500 by March.”

The pub has been raising money for different charities for the past four years and have previously supported a breast cancer charity and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Last year the pub raised £1,300 for Ipswich tot Erin Colley who fought leukaemia.

On March 9, staff at the Bramford Cock are to host a Hawaiian night. Anyone wishing to attend should show up on the night. There are no tickets, but donations will be accepted inside.



Bogus caller victim. Library image.

A Hadleigh resident has fallen prey to a phone scam run by crooks posing as bogus police officers.

Museum bosses have gone back to the drawing board following their lottery bid rejection.

Hopes of a multi-million-pound lottery windfall for Ipswich Museum have been dashed – forcing borough chiefs to reconsider the ambitious £23m project to transform the High Street campus.

High winds are set to hit Suffolk and Essex. PA Photo: Chris Ison.

A yellow weather warning for high winds has been issued by the Met Office for Essex and Suffolk across the weekend.

Cannabis was found at Ipswich house

An illegal immigrant is facing a jail term after police found nearly 400 plants and seedlings at a cannabis factory set up in an east Ipswich house.

Orwell Bridge

A man from the Ipswich area has died after falling from the Orwell Bridge, police said today.

Suffolk County Council's cabinet arrived at Elstree today - the home of the Star Wars franchise.

The day after county councillors discussed cutting millions from the authority’s budget over the next two years, its cabinet members are on a £4,000 training course at the world famous Elstree studios.

The release of the John Lewis advert has become an much-anticipated event in recent years. Picture: John Lewis/PA

Christmas adverts have boomed in recent years with the likes of John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Tesco leading the way.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Rail services running through Bury St Edmunds face delays of up to 25 minutes or cancellation due to a train fault.

Ben Gummer and Mark Pendlington at Ipswich rail station.

Campaigners seeking to improve rail services between East Anglia and London have insisted that the new report into infrastructure is good for the region – because it makes little reference to the route.


A broken down lorry is blocking the exit slip road from the A14 towards Felixstowe docks.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24