Charity run will be a real drag!
Published 19 Aug 2012 08:30 0 Comments
'Mitzy Champagne' pictured with Peter Andrews and Kathy Downs, from the Thames Hospicecare shop in Bracknell, to promote the charity's Drag Race in October.
A CHARITY held a Champagne launch to encourage men to take part in its fundraising 5km run - in drag.
Drag artiste Mitzy Champagne - real name Paul Clabburn, from Bracknell - popped into Thames Hospicecare's (THc) shop in the Broadway in Bracknell town centre on Friday to promote the THc Drag Race.
Michelle Bowdidge, senior events fundraiser for the charity, which runs a day centre in Ascot and hospice in Windsor, said: "We're delighted to have Mitzy Champagne helping us with our launch and taking part on the day. The race is a fun way to raise funds for Thames Hospicecare in this special 25th anniversary year for the hospice.
"Taking part in the THc Drag Race funds specialist palliative care for local people with life limiting illness and support for their family and carers.
"The free of charge services can only continue with the support of the local community at events such as the THc Drag Race."
The run will take place at 9am on Saturday, October 13, around Windsor. There will be a prize for the best-dressed participant, and runners are encouraged to head to one of the charity's shops for their outfit.
Entry is £10 but participants are asked to raise as much sponsorship as possible for the hospice, and they can join in as a team.
To register to take part call THc on 01753 848963 or visit www.thameshospicecare.org.uk, minimum age 18. The closing date for registrations is October 1.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 17 Aug 12