Video: Town centre pillow fight helps boost charity awareness

Charity Community Access, organised pillow fight by the Britten Centre, Lowestoft to raise its awareness. Charity Community Access, organised pillow fight by the Britten Centre, Lowestoft to raise its awareness.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
4:38 PM

Pyjama-wearing pillow fighters descended on Lowestoft this afternoon to take part in a charity awareness event.

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Charity Community Access, organised pillow fight by the Britten Centre, Lowestoft to raise its awareness.Charity Community Access, organised pillow fight by the Britten Centre, Lowestoft to raise its awareness.

Youngsters in their onesies spent the afternoon bashing their opponents with pillows in a cordoned off area outside the Britten Centre in Lowestoft high street.

The event was organised by the Access Community Trust, which has been based in Lowestoft for almost 40 years, and provides support with housing, health, wellbeing, education and employment in disadvantaged communities in Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Thetford.

Emma Ratzer, chief executive of the trust, said: “Today is international pillow fight day and we wanted to do something in Lowestoft that usually happens in the larger towns and cities.

“We invited people to come along in their pyjamas with their pillows and just have a bit of fun.

Charity Community Access, organised pillow fight by the Britten Centre, Lowestoft to raise its awareness.Charity Community Access, organised pillow fight by the Britten Centre, Lowestoft to raise its awareness.

“We’ve been based in Lowestoft for almost 40 years and although locally people know about the individual projects we run but we wanted to raise awareness of all the things we do.

“Although we provide housing for homeless people a significant part of our work is providing education and employment services and anyone can access those.”

The event was supported by Tesco, Marshalls Produce and Booker, which all provided fresh fruit and water to keep participants refreshed.

Mrs Ratzer added: “It’s a great event and it’s nice to see so many people have turned up in their pyjamas.

“They all look like they are having fun and the weather is fantastic.”

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