Red Cross asks us to make it sizzle

SIZZLING sausages marked the British Red Cross' first national fundraising event, in Ipswich.The Big Sizzle event at B&Q Warehouse in Bury Road, saw staff encouraging people to get involved, and help raise more than £100,000 for charity.

SIZZLING sausages marked the British Red Cross' first national fundraising event, in Ipswich.

The Big Sizzle event at B&Q Warehouse in Bury Road, saw staff encouraging people to get involved, and help raise more than £100,000 for charity.

People are being asked to hold barbecues at home, in community areas and workplaces during Red Cross Week, which runs from May 5 to 11.

Doug Gower from the B&Q Warehouse, said: "The services that the British Red Cross provide in our area are vitally important – we are delighted to be supporting the Big Sizzle."

To take part, see leaflets at B&Q stores, or for a fundraising pack call 0800 454443, or log on to www.redcross.org.uk/bigsizzle or see www.diy.com.