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Jo’s close shave raises ‘great’ cash for Pudsey

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 December 2015

Young people and adults from The Vibe celebrate their fundraising alongside support workersw, including Jo Saunders (front)

Young people and adults from The Vibe celebrate their fundraising alongside support workersw, including Jo Saunders (front)

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A Barnstaple social club for people with learning disabilities has clubbed together to raise £370 for Children in Need.

Members and support workers of The Vibe, run by local group Empowering Lives, took on a number of challenges to raise money for the cause, led by support worker Jo Saunders, who had her head shaved.

Sponsored silences, a car wash and a cake sale also helped to push up the fundraising total.

Jo said: “I did it 10 years ago, too, for Comic Relief, and it’s always one of those things that people think you shouldn’t do, but it’s always high-profile.

“It was a really good way to bring people in and be a role model to say you can do anything.

“Plus, Children in Need is a brilliant cause and we raised a fantastic amount.”

The group sees 30 people doing arts and crafts and other activities at Barnstaple Football Club on Mondays and Thursdays.

They’re holding a Christmas fair on Monday, open to the public, to raise money for new equipment and activities.

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