29 Apr 2010

Garden centre staff to wash cars in fancy dress costumes

You might not expect to see staff wearing Iron Man fancy dress costumes if you’re spending a pleasant afternoon in the garden centre.

But that’s exactly what customers at Bridgemere Garden World in Crewe can expect this weekend.

Employees will be carrying out a charity car wash on the premises on Saturday and Sunday, while wearing fancy dress costumes.

All of the money raised will go towards Greenfingers, a national charity which creates nice gardens at children’s hospices.

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29 Apr 2010

Michael Jackson fans sport fancy dress costumes for charity

People in Cumbria have been wearing Michael Jackson fancy dress costumes to help raise money for charity.

Friends of Andrea Thompson helped her celebrate her 40th birthday with a special themed party, which involved raising funds for good causes.

Cancer Research was one of Ms Thompson’s chosen beneficiaries, along with the British Heart Foundation (BHF), reports the Whitehaven News.

This week, representatives of the heart charity visited Ms Thompson to acknowledge her charitable efforts.

She was

28 Apr 2010

Over the Rainbow star stays hopeful – but leaves Dorothy costume behind

Emilie Fleming may be best known for sporting what looked like a Dorothy fancy dress costume on BBC One’s Over the Rainbow, but we could be seeing her in other roles soon.

The teenager had hoped to take a starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End musical of The Wizard of Oz, but lost out at the weekend.

However, Emilie believes she has learned a great deal from her experience on the TV show and will eventually get to take to the stage.

"Whatever happens, I’m not going to stop," she

28 Apr 2010

Fundraisers to sport superhero fancy dress costumes

Superhero fancy dress and other costumes are likely to be in demand in Buckinghamshire, as a charity is aiming to break a world record.

Iain Rennie Hospice at Home is staging its annual eight-mile walk in the area next month and will be hoping to improve on last year’s £120,000 fundraising total.

However, organisers want to try something different this year – to get more than 1,000 people wearing fancy dress costumes and doing a conga.

If they are successful, they could break a world record in the process, as well as fill the

28 Apr 2010

Man dons Elvis Presley fancy dress costume for charity

A man wearing an Elvis Presley fancy dress costume has helped to boost the coffers of a charity.

The Elvis fan was among the 150 people taking part in the annual Severn Bridge Walk, a five-mile excursion to raise funds for St David’s Foundation Hospice Care.

He was not the only one who stepped out in a fancy dress costume, as all sorts of weird and wonderful outfits were sported at the event.

Kris Broome, director of fundraising at St David’s Foundation Hospice Care, is delighted that everyone took part so

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