Teenager's sleepy fundraisers

THIS teenager is spending all week in her PJs - but not because she's lazy.In fact 16-year-old Marie Nolan is only slobbing to raise money for an international relief charity.

THIS teenager is spending all week in her PJs - but not because she's lazy.

In fact 16-year-old Marie Nolan is only slobbing to raise money for an international relief charity.

So for seven days from next Monday Marie will go to school in her pyjamas, play guitar for her band in her pyjamas, eat in her pyjamas, and cycle in her pyjamas.

In fact she'll only take them off to switch into a new pair each day.


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Marie, of Kensington Road, in the Dales area of Ipswich, said: “People will think I'm a little bit crazy, but my thinking is that is you do something for charity you might as well make it a little crazy.

“It started off as a bit of a joke when I was thinking how I don't really like getting out of bed and putting on clothes in the morning.

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“So I thought why not just stay in my pyjamas.

“I'm really looking forward to it now, though I imagine I will be nervous when I start and people start looking at me.

“Everyone has told me it is a really random idea - hopefully that will mean they'll sponsor me.”

And the Claydon High School student is hoping to raise as much money as possible for a cause that has become really close to her heart - Samaritan's Purse.

She first helped the Christian charity when she took part in its shoebox appeal through her church and has stayed a supporter ever since.

She said: “I think it's a really important charity and I'm glad I'll be able to raise money for them by doing something a bit quirky.

“Hopefully I'll enjoy myself too.

“I have already checked with school that it is okay to come in pyjamas, and as I don't normally wear a uniform it will be fine.

“Now I just want to get started.”

n To support Marie Nolan e-mail pyjamaweek@hotmail.com

n Are you dressing up for a good cause? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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