Silence is golden

A CHIROPODIST who kept her lips sealed for 24 hours has raised around £2,000 for the Keech Cottage Children s Hospice. Rosalie Waters, 68, who owned a surgery in Hitchin for 25 years and still pays home visits to patients in the town, said she got the ide

A CHIROPODIST who kept her lips sealed for 24 hours has raised around £2,000 for the Keech Cottage Children's Hospice.

Rosalie Waters, 68, who owned a surgery in Hitchin for 25 years and still pays home visits to patients in the town, said she got the idea of a sponsored silence from a friend who told her to shut up.

Miss Waters said: "I wanted to do something but couldn't really jump out of a plane or do anything like that. I kept talking about raising money and a friend of mine said maybe I should just shut up. And I did.

"I'm a great talker and to shut me up normally takes a miracle. The men I know said if I shut up for a month they would double the amount I raised.


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