Friends bare all for charity

FIVE friends dared to bare all - to help raise a big sum for children fighting terminal illness.Jamie Versey, 37, of Valley Walk, Felixstowe, Gareth Bolt, 32, of Seaton Road, Felixstowe, Danny Baines, 30, of Faulkeners Way, Trimley St Mary, Ian Watson, 38, of Faulkeners Way, Trimley St Mary, and Richard Sharp, 31, from Ipswich, did the Full Monty in front of a crowd of 140 people and received a standing ovation.

FIVE friends dared to bare all - to help raise a big sum for children fighting terminal illness.

Jamie Versey, 37, of Valley Walk, Felixstowe, Gareth Bolt, 32, of Seaton Road, Felixstowe, Danny Baines, 30, of Faulkeners Way, Trimley St Mary, Ian Watson, 38, of Faulkeners Way, Trimley St Mary, and Richard Sharp, 31, from Ipswich, did the Full Monty in front of a crowd of 140 people and received a standing ovation.

The cheeky dance was the highlight of a charity evening to help Jenna Saulter, who is fundraising to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime sponsored Peruvian trek to raise money for the East Anglia Children's Hospices.

The night at the Felixstowe Trades and Labour Club, High Road West, Felixstowe, raised nearly £2,400 for the project.

Mr Versey said the Full Monty group had really enjoyed themselves.

He said: “It was great fun.

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“We took the routine from the film but as that only lasts about a minute we had to add quite a bit with a lot of our own moves to make it up to around five minutes.

“We did four or five practice nights to make sure we knew it and had really got it together and on the night it went really well.

“I have made a bit of an exhibition of myself in public before but nothing on that magnitude!”

Mr Versey's girlfriend Katie Diaper captured the strip on video.

The evening also featured a fish and chip supper, live band, a raffle with prizes from businesses and an auction.

Watch the video of the big strip on the Evening Star web site - www.eveningstar.co.uk

Are you doing fundraising events for charity - contact the Evening Star Newsdesk on 01473 324788 to let us know.

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