Men get waxed to tackle fundraising challenge for North East charity (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Men get waxed to tackle fundraising challenge for North East charity
A FUNDRAISING challenge with a twist has got a few men shaping up for an exercise boot camp.
Residents and staff from Fabrick Housing Group are taking part in the Bubble Fundraising Challenge for women and some men have gone to the extreme length of donning women’s outfits and getting their legs waxed to take part.
The aim of the event is to raise as much money as possible for the Foundation, which works to save the lives of babies born without immune systems.
Chris Smith, managing director of Erimus Housing, a partner in Fabrick Housing Group, is part of the team leading the challenge.
She said: “It’s going to be really good fun with a serious side, as this is an amazing charity and we know just how vital this money is to its life-saving work.
“Staff members from Fabrick Housing Group and our partners have really got involved but we’d like to raise as much as possible so we’d urge anyone to come along and take part or simply make a donation.”
The event, which lasted 45 minutes, took place at Middlesbrough College today (Friday) under the guidance of David Fairlamb Fitness.
The Bubble Foundation is based at the Great North Children’s Hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and covers a massive area stretching from Birmingham to the north of Scotland.
The only chance of survival for the babies is to give them a new immune system through a bone marrow transplant, part of a process that typically takes six months but can be up to two years.
If successful, the babies grow new immune cells and can leave their bubble and go home to live normal lives.
Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/fabrick-bubbles or by texting FABB55 and the amount they want to donate to 70070.
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