Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Woodbridge: Mandy’s year-round fundraising challenge gets off to a splash

09:31 03 January 2014

Mandy Hearle leaps into the River Deben for the first of her 365 charity challenges

Mandy Hearle leaps into the River Deben for the first of her 365 charity challenges

Archant

A fearless fundraiser ushered in her year of charity challenges by leaping into the icy depths of a Suffolk river.

Mandy Hearle is preparing to jump into the River Deben  for the first of 365 fundraising challenges  she has planned for 2014- one every day in memory of Poppy Harvey, a Woodbridge teenager who died of anaphylaxis brought on by a severe peanut allergy.Mandy Hearle is preparing to jump into the River Deben for the first of 365 fundraising challenges she has planned for 2014- one every day in memory of Poppy Harvey, a Woodbridge teenager who died of anaphylaxis brought on by a severe peanut allergy.

Mandy Hearle, who launched Mission Possible 2014 in the EADT on New Year’s Day, threw herself into the Deben at Woodbridge for the first of 365 dares to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or Doctors Without Borders).

The campaign will celebrate the memory of Woodbridge teenager and daughter of Mandy’s friends Marcia and Steve, Poppy Harvey, who died in June 2010 when she suffered a fatal allergic reaction to cake containing traces of peanut.

In honour of her favourite colour, the first challenge had a pink theme, with a brightly painted wooden plank donated by building merchants Jewson. We will be checking in with Mandy during the year. To suggest a challenge or lend support visit justgiving.com/Poppysmissionpossible2014 or go to facebook.com/missionpossible2014.

0 comments

A road/rail vehicle used to install new overhead wires at Shenfield in Essex.

If it’s a bank holiday, Network Rail must be closing the main line to London again!

Chris May's family: Mum Lorraine May and sisters Gemma and Charlene May.

The family of missing Kelvedon man Chris May have asked anyone withholding any information which might help solve his disappearance to call police and help end their “suffering”.

Photo issued by Essex Police of James Fairweather. Photo: Essex Police/PA Wire

A double murderer who killed two people in less than three months hopes to appeal his jail sentence on the grounds it is “excessive.”

The fire in Ipswich Road, Naughton was reported at 6.10pm.

Firefighters tackled a chimney blaze in a Suffolk village on Wednesday evening.

Suffolk County Council and Active Norfolk Aviva Women's Tour media ride launched in Southwold on Wednesday 25th May.

Some of the best female cyclists in the world visited Suffolk yesterday as preparations for next month’s Aviva Women’s Tour.

Clive Hambling, pictured with with his 1958 Ford Consul at a previous event.

More than 50 classic vehicles are to be displayed along the seafront of a Suffolk town this bank holiday weekend.

Watch the new equestrian challenge

There are just days to go until the gates open for the 2016 Suffolk Show, and with an action packed programme set to please visitors, organisers have shared their top 10 new things to enjoy at this year’s show:

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24