Big brother charity push

YOUNGSTERS in Ipswich will be putting themselves on show as they help raise money for a good cause on Monday.The 16 to 25-year-olds from The Foyer independent living centre, based on Ipswich's Star Lane, are taking part in their very own version of Big Brother and will be locked inside a lounge for 30 hours.

YOUNGSTERS in Ipswich will be putting themselves on show as they help raise money for a good cause on Monday.

The 16 to 25-year-olds from The Foyer independent living centre, based on Ipswich's Star Lane, are taking part in their very own version of Big Brother and will be locked inside a lounge for 30 hours.

The event has been organised to help collect funds for a school in Burbulesti, Romania, which the town's young people have already raised more than £100 for earlier this year.

During Monday's challenge they will be recorded on CCTV as they complete a variety of tasks, including continuously knitting a scarf, from midday until 6pm on Tuesday.

Anyone can watch the event by paying £1 at The Foyer, or they can pledge a donation to support the cause.

The money will then be used to buy a computer and PE equipment for the Romanian school.

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Penny Contreras, training support worker at The Foyer said: “The CCTV pay-to-view footage is certainly going to make interesting viewing and we welcome visitors to come down and pay £1 to catch a glimpse.

“As well as raising money for a worthy cause, the residents are also going to learn valuable life skills at the same time.”

For more information call Penny Contreras on 01473 297375.

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