Rival sisters go head-to-head during Norwich and Ipswich clash

Rival sisters Beth Howman, Norwich fan and Katie Boothe, Ipswich fan, will be getting their heads sh

Rival sisters Beth Howman, Norwich fan and Katie Boothe, Ipswich fan, will be getting their heads shaved in aid of charities at the Ipswich Town/Norwich City game at Portman Road on August 21st.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Two rival sisters are to go shaved-head to shaved-head later this month in aid of charity.

Norwich City fan Beth Howman and her Ipswich Town-supporting sister, Katie Booth, will be losing their locks as both teams clash on August 21.

The pair will have their heads shaved during the half-time break at Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium in front of thousands of fans.

They hope to raise £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) from the stunt.

Katie, 26, from Wymondham, said: 'I'm excited, but also quite nervous about it all. But it should be a very good way to get people together to raise money for some good causes. I'm also hoping that we [Ipswich] are going to win.'

'I chose Macmillan because there are people I have known who have had cancer and the charity has been really helpful to them.'

The sisters, who are both former Notre Dame High School students, were invited by Ipswich Town to have their heads shaved on the pitch.

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Katie said she had followed in her father's footsteps to become an Ipswich fan, while her 23-year-old sister took after her City-supporting mother.

On her Justgiving page, Beth, who lives in Taverham, said: 'Anybody who truly knows me will know I am very much in love with my hair and that is why I thought I would brave the shave.

'It will be tough and I am sure many people think I am bonkers, but I will happily be seen as bonkers in the name of a great cause.'

The championship clash kicks off at midday at Portman Road.

To sponsor Katie, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Katie-Boothe

To sponsor Beth, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bethany-Howman2