Ipswich: Barbara is full of beans after Comic Relief fundraiser
A SAUCY fundraiser caught the attention of shoppers in the Buttermarket.
Barbara Turner, an associate at TK Maxx, took a dive into a paddling pool full of baked beans in the middle of the store to raise money for Comic Relief.
The 68-year-old, of Handford Road, took on the challenge dressed in a Victorian bathing suit costume, made by a friend especially for the day.
Mrs Turner said: “My husband said he would donate £100 if I sat in a bath of baked beans for Comic Relief and I don’t think he thought I would do it, but I did.”
Mrs Turner walked round the shop with a collection bucket beforehand then charged 50p a go for people to pour a can of baked beans over her.
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Together with sponsorship, she managed to raise just over £500 for the charity.
“I enjoyed it,” she said. “The staff thought it was brilliant and afterwards everybody said they were proud of me.
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“Customers were coming in and taking pictures and someone made a film of it.
Barbara’s husband Raymond said he was “very proud” of his wife’s effort.
“I’m going to do something different next year,” she said. “I’m game for anything, me.”
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