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Hair-Raising Amount Raised For Wheatsheaf's Blossom Appeal 

Saturday, January 18, 13.00

Head shaves, abig quiz, conker competitions, Blues and beer festivals and other events by regulars at the Wheatsheaf in Tattingstone helped raise a whopping £12,215 for the Blossom Appeal. 

The year long charitable efforts culminated with the award-winning pub's landlady Anna Durance (pictured) raising more than £1,000 with a head shave. The hair taken was donated to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children that lose their hair due to cancer treatment. 

Sue Gipps, Blossom Appeal coordinator, said: “For such a huge amount to come from a small village pub and community is truly amazing. I had in my mind a target of £5,000, never in my wildest dreams did I expect such a wonderful amount. 

“There are so many people who supported this appeal, from marketing, event planning, cake baking to tutu's, I'm unable to thank everyone but please be certain I'm really grateful to you all.

“A massive 'thank you' to Kev and Anna who allowed us to use the Wheatsheaf for our events, and especially to Anna who has raised more than £1,000 with her 'Brave the Shave'.”

Every penny raised for the Blossom Appeal will go towards the Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals' Charity bid to build a bespoke £2.5million breast cancer care centre at Ipswich hospital, where state-of-the-art care can be delivered to all  patients. The new centre would bring all elements of breast care at Ipswich Hospital under one roof and provide an environment where patients can be imaged, biopsied where necessary, and see their clinician in one appointment without the need to get dressed and undressed several times. There will also be new dedicated clinics for men and young people.

 The pub's nominated charity for 2020 is for Prostate Cancer UK, which affects one in eight men in the UK, and the charity's aim is to fund research to stop prostate cancer killing men by investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.

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