Sisters’ derby day head to head raises cash for charities

Ipswich fan Katie Boothe and Norwich fan Beth Howman who were involved in a sponsored head shave for

Ipswich fan Katie Boothe and Norwich fan Beth Howman who were involved in a sponsored head shave for charity during half time in the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Two rival sisters went head to head in the name of charity at today’s East Anglian derby.

Ipswich fan Katie Boothe and Norwich fan Beth Howman who were involved in a sponsored head shave for

Ipswich fan Katie Boothe and Norwich fan Beth Howman who were involved in a sponsored head shave for charity during half time in the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town fan Katie Boothe and her sister and Norwich City fan Beth Howman, took the Portman Road pitch at half time to raise funds for two charities.

Mrs Boothe, who followed in her mother’s football-supporting footsteps, raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, while Miss Howman, who was influenced by her father’s support of the Norfolk team, shaved her hair off to benefit East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Mrs Boothe said: “The second half was a lot more chilly than the first half.

“It was good. I was quite scared beforehand but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

“The fans were cheering me a bit too. It was an enjoyable experience and I feel really good.”

The pair are unsure how much they have raised for their respective charities at the moment but are still accepting donations.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Katie-Boothe and www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bethany-Howman2