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BBC Radio Suffolk breakfast presenter Mark Murphy put himself forward for ridicule in the hope of raising money for Children in Need.
Mark, a lifelong Ipswich Town fan and a season ticket holder, was challenged to wear a full Norwich City strip at the home of the Superblues, Portman Road.
But he only agreed to take on the challenge on the condition that he raised at least £1000 for the 2007 Children in Need appeal.
His breakfast show colleagues Emily Fellows and Rob Dunger dreamed up the fundraising idea to see Mark parade around the pitch during the half time interval in the match against Bristol City on Saturday 10 November.
"We thought long and hard about his challenge and knowing how much Mark loathes all things yellow and green we thought this would be a great way of making money," Emily said.
Speaking when the challenge was laid down, Mark said: "This has to be one of the toughest things I've ever had to do."
"I'm not looking forward to walking in front of the North Stand crowd but I will have Pudsey for company. Come to think of it he's in yellow too!"
ITFC's Andrew Goulborn with Mark
The signed strip was kindly donated by Town's East Anglian rivals Norwich City. Kind-hearted people pledged over £2,000 in time for the match, so Mark had to go ahead with it.
In an attempt to raise even more money, the Norwich strip was auctioned during Mark's breakfast show on Children in Need day - Friday 16 November. Find out how much was raised by looking at our CiN BBC gallery.
Mark Murphy presents the breakfast show on BBC Radio Suffolk 6.30-9am Monday to Friday and also the Saturday morning show 9-12noon.
last updated: 07/08/2008 at 10:27
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