Claire goes dry for April to raise funds for her granddad’s favourite charity

PUBLISHED: 15:37 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:37 25 May 2018

Claire (left, holding the balloons) raised vital funds for Exmouth-based Headway. Also pictured are John's wife Jill (far right) and Vanda Dickinson, John's daughter. In the middle are clients and staff of Headway.

Claire (left, holding the balloons) raised vital funds for Exmouth-based Headway. Also pictured are John's wife Jill (far right) and Vanda Dickinson, John's daughter. In the middle are clients and staff of Headway.

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A woman who raised funds by going alcohol-free through April has pledged the cash to an Exmouth charity in memory of her granddad.

Claire Percy, aged 30, took on the ‘dry month’ challenge to generate much-needed funds for Headway, based at the Open Door Centre in Church Street. The charity helps those suffering with brain-related conditions.

Claire’s granddad, John Bailey, who lived in Exmouth, was an ‘avid’ volunteer at the charity for many years before he died earlier this year following a brain injury.

Claire, who works as a chef in a pub, decided to go without alcoholic beverages for a month to raise funds for Headway.

Pub regulars, staff and friends all sponsored her and she added her tips and the value of complimentary drinks to the fundraising pot.

She presented a cheque for £375 to the staff at Headway.

A number of balloons were also released as a way to ‘say goodbye’ to John.

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