No sex please we're fundraising
FORGET jumping out of an plane, or swimming the channel, two Suffolk men are today enduring the ultimate charity challenge - remaining celibate until Christmas.See tonight's Evening Star for the full story.
AS charity challenges go, they don't come much tougher than this.
Forget jumping out of an aeroplane, or swimming the channel, two Suffolk men are today enduring the ultimate charity challenge - remaining celibate until Christmas.
Friends Philip Thorrold and Paul Hubbard came up with the idea during a drunken bet but are now being sponsored large sums of money if they can avoid temptation until December.
Mr Hubbard, said: “We are both single chaps and a lot of people consider it almost impossible for us to do this, but we are going to give it a good go.”
The challenge, which began in January, might sound crazy, but there is a serious side to the men's efforts - all the money they raise will go towards helping a severely disabled Stowmarket youngster.
Five-year-old Harry Toop suffers from a rare brain disorder and his family need to raise £20,000 to create a downstairs bedroom and bathroom for him.
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See page five for full story.