Drinkers delve deep for Star appeal

Pic of women in costume outside shop taken by John Kerr>DRINKERS in Felixstowe will be asked to delve deep into their pockets tomorrow to boost the Star's Stevie Mayes memorial appeal.

Pic of women in costume outside shop taken by John Kerr, and file pic of stevie>

DRINKERS in Felixstowe will be asked to delve deep into their pockets tomorrow to boost the Star's Stevie Mayes memorial appeal.

A gang of eager fundraisers, wearing fancy dress, will be out on a pub-crawl helping people to get rid of their loose change in memory of the eight-year-old girl who died last year from a collapsed lung and asthma. The money will go towards building a memorial garden at Causton Junior School in Felixstowe.

Stevie's mother, Donna Mayes, is organising the event. She said: "At the moment we have about 20 women definitely coming wearing a range of costumes. We decided not to stick to a theme as it is more fun and people can wear whatever costume they feel like.

"My husband and his friend will escort us around the pubs dressed as bouncers, which will be a good laugh as well as giving us some protection. My brothers will probably join us and with the rest of the family the group could easily number over 30. One of my brothers may dress as a woman which will be hilarious as he has awful legs."

The gang will descend on the town tonight , kicking off at 7pm in the Owl and the Pussycat. They will visit over 15 pubs before catching clubbers at the end of the night. A long night is expected as the gang plan to return home at around 4am. Unfortunately Mrs Mayes will have to be up cooking breakfasts at Bumpers at 8.30am.

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Just in case anyone fails to recognise the gang they will be carrying collecting buckets decorated with a picture Stevie's face.

"Pubs have been issued with fliers to let people know we are coming and we will be getting the money any way we can. It will be up to my husband if I am allowed to offer anything in return. But seriously it will all be done in good taste and should be great fun,"

If anyone else would like to join in they can contact Mrs Mayes at Bumpers in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, but they will need to bring their own bucket!

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