Life’s a drag... and fund-raisers in Thaxted love it!

Charity event in memory of Ethan Linwood.

Charity event in memory of Ethan Linwood. - Credit: Archant

Drag act Vince Salters entertained wannabe eggheads at a charity quiz last month.

Almost £1,500 was raised at the event in Bolford Street Hall, Thaxted, and donated to the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund.

Set up by the family of 11-year-old Saffron Walden County High School student Ethan Linwood, the aim of the fund is to raise the aspirations of children and young people by enabling them to realise their potential and have their achievements recognised.

Ethan was tragically killed in a car crash last year.

His auntie Karen and her sister Maxine Frazer organised the quiz, made especially memorable by drag act Vince. He was ably supported by a team of scantily clad men, including Ethan’s cousin Jack, his sister Emelia’s boyfriend Ben and other family and friends.

Another charity night will be held at the Fox and Hounds pub in Clavering on Saturday. It will include a charity balloon race, £5 per balloon, with the furthest recorded balloon crowned the winner. That person will win £250.

There will also be a ‘Back to Skool’ fancy dress night with live music.

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Contact the Linwoods, Fox and Hounds pub or Wilkinson’s Feed merchants at Brice’s Barns to get tickets.