Baring all for a good cause

Going for a thong - and no further!

FELIXSTOWE: Going for a thong - and no further!

These are the lads who will dare to bare almost all - to raise money to help those caring for people who are terminally ill.

The Full Monty event is being organised by two sisters raising money in memory of their father, Jeff Page, a well-known Felixstowe businessman, who was cared for at St Elizabeth Hospice, and they have persuaded the men to take part in the famous strip and dance routine from the blockbuster film.

The group will strip down to a thong - no further! - at Beach Station Caravan Park, Walton Avenue, Felixstowe, tomorrow at 7pm at a night called Felixstowe's Not So Full Monty.

Mr Page, who owned the town's Happi Pets Store, died at the hospice in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, in 2004 from lung cancer, aged 61.

His daughters Sonia Mayes, 37, and Mandi Henderson, 43, who co-own Happi Pets, Grange Road, are organising the fun night and say the version of the Full Monty will be “tasteful and entertaining”.

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The evening will also feature a disco and a big prize raffle, including a charter flight for four people as one of the prizes.

Mrs Mayes of Gosford Way, Felixstowe said: “The staff at the Hospice were fantastic with my dad and the whole family.

“The care he received made a huge difference to us and straight after the funeral we knew we wanted to give something back.”

Tickets are �15 from Sonia on 07988 384616 or Mandi on 0788 4454451.

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