Barclay’s cashier Carol sits in bath of beans for afternoon in aid of Children in Need

Carol Rushmer - cashier at Barclays Bank, Old Market, Wisbech , sitting in bath of baked beans for C

Carol Rushmer - cashier at Barclays Bank, Old Market, Wisbech , sitting in bath of baked beans for Children in Need - Credit: Archant

Bank cashier Carol Rushmer spent Friday afternoon sitting in a bath filled with beans and sausages for Children in Need... enjoying a slice of toast and a cup of tea.

Carol Rushmer - cashier at Barclays Bank, Old Market, Wisbech , sitting in bath of baked beans for C

Carol Rushmer - cashier at Barclays Bank, Old Market, Wisbech , sitting in bath of baked beans for Children in Need with Kathy Maunder bank's coordinator for community events. - Credit: Archant

Mrs Rushmer told her colleagues at Barclay’s Bank, in Wisbech, that she would like to sit in a bath of beans for an afternoon for a good cause - so her colleagues organised the fund-raiser while she was on holiday.

“I returned to work to find posters everywhere promoting the event,” she said. “I have worked here a lot of years though and my colleagues knew that I would do it if I said I would.

“It was very slippery and very slimy, the beans kept getting stuck between my toes, which felt very weird, and my feet turned a very nice shade of orange.

“I began to shiver after an hour of sitting in it, but was determined to complete the full two-and-a-half hours.”


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Kathy Maunder, the bank’s co-ordinator for community events, said: “She kept talking about the idea so we decided to take her up on the idea.”

Thirty 2.5kg tins of beans and sausages were donated to the bank by a factory in Wisbech while the bath for the challenge was donated by a friend of Mrs Rushmer’s husband.

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Customers at the Old Market bank on Friday afternoon donated money in buckets. The total raised will be matched by Barclay’s.

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