17th November 2003




A Computing student from Hull will be doing his bit for charity this weekend by dressing up as Cedric the Dragon.


Tim Stallion, who is in his third year of his Internet Systems degree course at the University of Lincoln, hopes to raise money for two of the UK’s leading children’s charities, National Children’s Homes (NCH) and Children in Need.


On a day that promises to be fun for kids of all ages, Tim will be dressed as the NCH mascot - and he will have lots of balloons and sweets to give away.


The 32-year-old raised over a thousand pounds earlier this year for National Children’s Homes and spent nine days climbing the Atlas Mountains in Morocco in September after raising money for the charity.


The trip was arranged in conjunction with Tim’s employers Comet, who agreed to pay to fly its employees to Morocco, provided they raised money to donate to National Children’s Homes.


Using the skills he’s learned on his university course, Tim has developed a special web site, which will advertise names of companies who donate money to the cause.


Tim will be outside Comet, St Andrew’s Quay in Hull from 11am until 5pm on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2003.  Alternatively you can call him on 07968 568090 to make a donation.


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