There’s nothing like a dame

The mayor and mayoress with family, friends and supporters of St.'Wilfrids
The mayor and mayoress with family, friends and supporters of St.'Wilfrids
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Thirty men dressed in drag paraded through the town centre to raise cash for St Wilfrid’s Hospice last weekend.

The Dame for a Laugh event is thought to have raised an impressive £5,000 for the new £11.5m hospice which has just been built off Broadwater Way. The money will help to furnish some of the in-patient rooms.

Among the male hospice supporters was the Mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Mike Thompson who swapped his trousers for a frock. Shoppers watched as the 30 men took part in the sponsored event and shook their St Wilfrid’s Hospice collection buckets.

This was the first Dame for a Laugh but organisers are hoping it will become an annual fundraiser and be bigger and better in 2014.

The next fundraiser for the hospice is the annual Jim Jam Walk – a 10k walk along the seafront next month.

For more details call 01323 644500 or email events@stwhospice.org. Information about all the charity’s fundraisers can be found at www.stwhospice.org.