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Ipswich: Fairies go for world record attempt in Cornhill today. Are you taking part?

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 June 2014 | UPDATED: 06:36 23 June 2014

Kerseys staff dressed as fairies, from left to right: Sharon Wragg, Claire Wray, Jane Riley and Pam Daynes.

Kerseys staff dressed as fairies, from left to right: Sharon Wragg, Claire Wray, Jane Riley and Pam Daynes.

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A woman who lost loved ones to cancer is urging people to take part in a world record attempt in Ipswich today.

Sharon Wragg, a conveyancer at Kerseys Solicitors, will don her tutu and fairy wings to help raise money for a cancer ward at Ipswich Hospital.

The attempt, dubbed ‘The March of 1,000 Fairies’, hopes to see the highest number of people dressed as fairies ever gathered in one place.

The location has been set as the Cornhill in Ipswich and all the money will go to Woolverstone Wish Appeal which is fundraising to refurbish the chemotherapy outpatient clinics and day unit in the Woolverstone Wing of Ipswich Hospital.

Sharon, 45, said: “Unfortunately cancer touches so many of our lives in one way or other. I’ve lost two aunts to cancer and this year alone I’ve known three people, who were only in their 40s, lose their battle against this awful illness.

“It’s made me more aware than ever of how devastating cancer can be. But it is the little things, such as getting treatment in comfortable and private surroundings, which go some way to helping make such a difficult experience more bearable.

“That’s why I’m taking part to
help Woolverstone Wish reach its goal.”

Screen Suffolk bosses have said they are encouraged by the amount of interest shown in youngsters for a career in TV and film.

The man arrested by police over a suspected murder in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday has been charged this evening.

Suffolk police have this evening confirmed that a man involved in a serious crash on the A11 at Barton Mills has died.

Claydon High School has been recognised for its sporting prowess by achieving the School Games Mark silver award.

Two junctions on the A12 near Kelvedon in Essex will be closed for three nights this week as bridge repair works continue.

Firefighters have been called to tackle a pile of wood and barn alight at a farm in Harleston this evening.

One of the biggest dates in Felixstowe’s summer calendar of events got off to a sun drenched start on the seaside this afternoon.

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