It seems many have embraced the start of 2010 with some commendable fancy dress fundraising. All over the UK participants have been donning fancy dress costumes to raise money for good causes. Here are a few that caught my eye….
262 brave charity goers plunged into the Solent to raise money for the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Services. Many fundraisers put on their best fancy dress outfits to make the event extra special. A comical fancy dress penguin and a shark fancy dress costume were to be found looking rather chilly after the dip….you would have thought the penguin would have felt right at home…
The Isle of Man saw a familiar set up with over 250 people taking part in the Peel Dip to raise money for charity. Again some participants couldn’t resist a bit of fancy dress action. So Bugs Bunny fancy dress, Buzz Lightyear and even Elvis fancy dress costumes could be seen. It was a chilly affair but well worth it!
A Tesco store in Weston-Super-Mare saw its staff dress up in pirate fancy dress costumes for a day to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The supermarket staff enjoyed the swashbuckling day, with plenty of fancy dress swords, eye patches and ‘ooh-arr’ing to be found. This fancy dress day helped push the supermarket closer to its £200,000 target for the children’s charity.
So we’re less than a week into the new year and there have already been some great fancy dress fundraising efforts. Can’t wait to see what fancy dress delights the rest of the year has in store…..