Keen Abba fans look to swell fund
FOUR Abba fans have issued an SOS to help them raise some MONEY, MONEY, MONEY - in aid of paralysed speedway rider Lol Hare.Anna Martino-Molyneux, girlfriend of Ipswich Witches rider Scott Nicholls, Scott's dad Tommy, Pat Doncaster (wife of rider Jeremy Doncaster) and friend Nathan Clutterbuck have all got together to raise money for the Lol Hare Appeal.
By Jessica Nicholls
FOUR Abba fans have issued an SOS to help them raise some MONEY, MONEY, MONEY - in aid of paralysed speedway rider Lol Hare.
Anna Martino-Molyneux, girlfriend of Ipswich Witches rider Scott Nicholls, Scott's dad Tommy, Pat Doncaster (wife of rider Jeremy Doncaster) and friend Nathan Clutterbuck have all got together to raise money for the Lol Hare Appeal.
They decided to perform an Abba tribute set at a dance in aid of the stricken rider at the Gresham's sports and social club in Tuddenham Road this Friday.
But having decided on the songs, they came across a rather unfortunate problem – they can't find any Abba clothes to wear.
As bell-bottomed white trousers and long white boots can't be found at the high street stores and charity shops in the town are not full of them either, anyone who can help the group out before their big night on Friday would be a real SUPER TROUPER.
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Anna, 22, said that they did not want to spend too much money on the costumes, if possible, as they wanted all the money to go to the appeal.
Nerves are beginning to kick in, but the group has been avidly rehearsing for the last couple of weeks.
As the girlfriend of a speedway rider, she said she was shocked when they heard of Lol's horrific accident, which is why they decided to get involved with the appeal.
She added: "It was really scary when we heard. To see what the whole family are going through at the moment is just awful."
Lol was paralysed from the chest down following a speedway accident in April.
The group's repertoire for the evening will include Thank You For the Music and I Have a Dream.
So, if you can help the group, call Lettie Martino on 07980 942151.
n Donations to the Lol Hare Appeal, run by his aunt Lynn Dennis and former speedway promoter Mike Western in conjunction with The Evening Star, can be sent to: Geraldine Thompson, editor's secretary, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.
The appeal has so far raised more than £62,000 for Lol's future and the aim is to hit the £100,000 mark.