GIRLS Night Out billboard girl Hannah Richbell has had the tough job of being fed grapes while dressed as an Olympian goddess to promote this year’s event.
Hannah, 30, of Gainsborough Road, Bury St Edmunds, took part in the St Nicholas Hospice Care fund-raiser for the first time last year.
She had such a good time that this year she has become the face of their advertising campaign – appearing on a huge billboard in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds.
Zumba instructor Hannah will also lead participants in a warm-up to make sure no muscles are pulled during the moonlit walk – a job she is well prepared for having spent the last few months in rehearsals for the Olympic’s opening ceremony.
During the photo shoot for the advertising campaign Hannah wore a toga and laurel to promote this year’s goddess-themed event – inspired by the arrival of the Olympics in London.
After seeing the billboard Hannah said: “It’s really bizarre seeing myself up there so big.
“It’s in a good location, the photo shoot was really good fun and I really hope it will encourage people to come along.
“People have said to me they think it looks really good and really eye-catching.”
Many of Hannah’s friends will be joining her this year after she told them how much she enjoyed last year’s event.
She said: “The best thing was getting to meet so many people and just having lots of fun.
“Last year I went around with three friends and we did not stop chatting – we’re going with quite a lot more people this year.”
Hannah is delighted to be so involved with this year’s event.
She said: “I know so many people who know someone who has been effected in some way or another by the hospice and it’s something that everyone wants to raise money for – I think that’s what makes it so great.”
So far, 285 women have signed up for this year’s event, the highest figure the hospice has ever reached at this point in its advertising campaign.
Organisers have set themselves the target of signing up more than 1,000 entrants before September 15 and are hitting the streets of West Suffolk today to persuade more women to sign up before the early bird £10 offer ends on May 31.