Sisters’ derby day head to head raises cash for charities
- Credit: Picture: Steve Waller
Two rival sisters went head to head in the name of charity at today’s East Anglian derby.
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.