Bean bath for hospice fundraisers

THREE Portishead schoolgirls took turns to bathe in beans to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice.

Alice Linton-Butt, Chloe Owen and Georgia Davis, all aged 13, spent four hours in a bath of baked beans as part of a challenge to raise �1,000 for the charity which cared for both Alice’s grandfather and uncle.

The fundraiser took place at the Portishead Co-operative store, which also supplied the beans, and the bath was sponsored by Homebase.

Alice said: “It was a fun way to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice. They’ve been great to members of my family so I wanted to do something to say thank you.”

The girls have also been raising funds by bag packing and selling cupcakes. They have so far reached �375 and aim to reach their �1,000 target by the end of the year.

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Alice’s mum Bridgette has also been getting involved - she is doing a sponsored slim, aiming to lose three stone by Christmas to raise a further �1,000 for the cause.

Last year the hospice cared for 2,200 patients in the region and supported more than 6,000 family members including children.

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