Baring almost all for hospice

FELIXSTOWE: A group of men will dare to bare almost all - to raise money to help those caring for people who are terminally ill.

FELIXSTOWE: A group of men 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 whose father, Jeff Page was cared for at St Elizabeth Hospice, and they have persuaded more than eight 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, on November 14 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 promise it will be a tasteful and entertaining version of the Full Monty.

Mrs Mayes of Gosford Way, Felixstowe said: “I came up with the idea of the Full Monty but I didn't think anyone would do it. How wrong I was.

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“I went into the local pub and asked if anyone would do it for St Elizabeth Hospice and lots of people said yes.

“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.”

There will also be a disco, drag queen and raffle at the Felixstowe's Not So Full Monty. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are �15 from Sonia on 07988 384616 or Mandi on 0788 4454451.

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