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Waddle in a onesie for charity along the Headland

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HE once had a bet with his wife that he would never wear a onesie - now Stephen Picton will join hundreds wearing the bedtime clobber on the Headland seafront.

The charity champion who amassed £50,000 before his 40th birthday is back raising cash for good causes.

He wanted to show his support for Dementia UK, the charity which has helped his dad, James, 67, since he was diagnosed with the condition two years ago.

And the organiser of many quirky events in the past got his thinking cap on as to what can be his next fundraiser - and came up with the ‘Wonsie Woddle’.

“I once said to my wife, Sandy, I would never wear a onesie or a Christmas jumper,” explained the 42-year-old who lives in the Blakelock road area of town.

“She said to me that she thinks I would if it was for charity, and it looks like she was right,” he laughed.

Almost 150 people have already registered their interest for the event which be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15 as onesie-clad fundraisers will make their way from the Heugh Gun Battery to the Victoria Arms. Entry is £5 which will all go to Dementia UK but those taking part are then free to raise sponsorship cash for their chosen charity. Entries will open in the next fortnight. For more information on how to take part visit the Wonsie Woddle Facebook page.

 

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