Lads dress to impress for charity

SCHOOL can be a drag, but two Ipswich students decided to dress to impress and raise money for a charity close to their hearts.Josh Howgego and Josh Winward both sixth form pupils at Copleston High School, spent the day in women's clothing in aid of a charity called Kara's Room.

SCHOOL can be a drag, but two Ipswich students decided to dress to impress and raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

Josh Howgego and Josh Winward both sixth form pupils at Copleston High School, spent the day in women's clothing in aid of a charity called Kara's Room.

Two years ago, a friend of the students, Kara Tournay Godfrey, died after developing liver cancer.

Kara who was a pupil at the school, spent much of her time in Bergholt Ward in Ipswich Hospital and when she died, aged 16, a charity was set up to fund a refurbishment of the ward.


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The boys, sponsored for coming to their lessons in drag, spent the day collecting money from students and staff in support of the charity and raised more than £300.

Josh Howgego said: "We had a whale of a time.

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"Although we still had to go to lessons, we also went into the town centre to collect money and have had loads of pledges from pupils at the school."

Head of Sixth Form Helen Neal explained how all year 12 students at the school have been involved in various charities recently.

She said: "Events they have taken part in include organising for teachers to have a go on the climbing wall we have at Copleston, which many students were keen to pay to watch."

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