Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

Ipswich: Fairies go for world record attempt in Cornhill today. Are you taking part?

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 June 2014 | UPDATED: 06:36 23 June 2014

Kerseys staff dressed as fairies, from left to right: Sharon Wragg, Claire Wray, Jane Riley and Pam Daynes.

Kerseys staff dressed as fairies, from left to right: Sharon Wragg, Claire Wray, Jane Riley and Pam Daynes.

Archant

A woman who lost loved ones to cancer is urging people to take part in a world record attempt in Ipswich today.

Sharon Wragg, a conveyancer at Kerseys Solicitors, will don her tutu and fairy wings to help raise money for a cancer ward at Ipswich Hospital.

The attempt, dubbed ‘The March of 1,000 Fairies’, hopes to see the highest number of people dressed as fairies ever gathered in one place.

The location has been set as the Cornhill in Ipswich and all the money will go to Woolverstone Wish Appeal which is fundraising to refurbish the chemotherapy outpatient clinics and day unit in the Woolverstone Wing of Ipswich Hospital.

Sharon, 45, said: “Unfortunately cancer touches so many of our lives in one way or other. I’ve lost two aunts to cancer and this year alone I’ve known three people, who were only in their 40s, lose their battle against this awful illness.

“It’s made me more aware than ever of how devastating cancer can be. But it is the little things, such as getting treatment in comfortable and private surroundings, which go some way to helping make such a difficult experience more bearable.

“That’s why I’m taking part to
help Woolverstone Wish reach its goal.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

A Bavarian-style beer festival has opened its doors at the Grand Marquee at Christchurch Park in Ipswich - showcasing some of the best beers in the world.

The bank holiday weekend is here and it’s set to be a warm one, but there’s still a chance you might have to swap your bikini or Bermudas for a brollie.

Paramedics Sarah Ford and Emma-Louise Bowen Hillson were behind the ambulance launch and hope it will inspire other women.

I ventured just a few miles down the road from my Ipswich home for a luxury overnight stay, as too often we forget that sometimes the best places to visit are right on our doorstep.

As the weather heats up, it’s the perfect time to kick back and enjoy life in a pub garden. Here are some of the best in Suffolk - but tell us your favourite in the comments below.

A new housing development led to huge expansion of north Ipswich, writes David Kindred.

West Suffolk College has linked up with the EADT and Ipswich Star to release for sale 10 ‘golden tickets’ to a dinner cooked by students and Albert Roux.

Controversial proposals to build a “giant” carpark in one of Suffolk’s most treasured landscapes have been scrapped in the face of huge public opposition.

Train operator Greater Anglia is warning people to stay safe following an increase in trespassing on train tracks

A woman, believed to be in her 50s was hit by a car earlier this afternoon.

Most read

Most commented

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24