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Woodbridge: Mandy Hearle paints her home bright pink in memory of Poppy Harvey

10:15 03 May 2014

Mandy Hearle has been carrying out a charity challenge on every single day of this year so far. It

Mandy Hearle has been carrying out a charity challenge on every single day of this year so far. It's all to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and in memory of Poppy Harvey, from Woodbridge, who died aged 19 after suffering a severe allergic reaction to food. Mandy is painting her house pink today.

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Mandy Hearle has been carrying out a charity challenge on every single day of this year so far. It's all to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and in memory of Poppy Harvey, from Woodbridge, who died aged 19 after suffering a severe allergic reaction to food. Mandy is painting her house pink today.Mandy Hearle has been carrying out a charity challenge on every single day of this year so far. It's all to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and in memory of Poppy Harvey, from Woodbridge, who died aged 19 after suffering a severe allergic reaction to food. Mandy is painting her house pink today.

Mandy Hearle, from Woodbridge, has just passed the third-way mark of her year-round challenge to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders.

She took on the formidable task of accepting a charity dare on every day of 2014 in memory of Poppy Harvey.

Poppy, the eldest daughter of Marcia and Steve Harvey, was just 19 when she suffered a fatal allergic reaction to cake containing traces of peanut in June 2010. The teenager, whose favourite colour was pink, was determined to be a doctor with MSF.

Mandy, who launched her Mission Possible 2014 campaign in this paper on New Year’s Day by throwing herself into the River Deben, said: “Every day is so very unforgettable. The kindness and generosity of people is constantly delightful, and the fun infectious.

“I still need more dares. Children seem to be the best at thinking up fun, free and suitably bonkers ideas!”

Mandy works at Deben Pool and has received plenty of support of customers, colleagues and management, as well as from sponsors and local businesses. She began the year hoping to raise a total of £3,650 but has already romped past the £3,000 mark.

In the last month, she has spent a day eating only with chopsticks, performed trampoline back-flips at Brackenbury Sports Centre, attempted to make 10 cats purr at the local animal welfare centre, tried square dancing and dressed as a dragon for St George’s Day.

We will continue to keep up with Mandy’s challenges throughout the year. To suggest a challenge or lend support visit justgiving.com/Poppysmissionpossible2014 or go to facebook.com/missionpossible2014.

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