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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

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

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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.

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