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Aron Randall's alter ego Nora to make a return after awesome fundraising week

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 07, 2014

Aron Randall as Nora

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It may be the end of Aron Randall’s cross-dressing challenge but it won’t be the last we see of his alter-ego Nora.

Security guard Aron, from Cinderford, embraced his challenge of dressing up as a woman for a whole week and raised a fantastic £500 for Cancer Research UK.

A rock chick, a stripper and a secretary were some of the outfits that 24-year-old Aron wore for his stunt, which came to an end on Saturday.

But Nora will be making a return in the future as she has been asked to make guest appearances at various events including starring as the official Mrs Claus at Christmas in Cinderford.

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“It has been such an amazing experience,” said Aron, who lost his nan to lung cancer when he was a child.

“I really enjoyed it and I will miss being Nora.

“But it’s not the end of her. She will be back.”

Aron, who works on a building site, had his body waxed, had fake nails and eyelashes applied and had a spray tan for the stunt and has been the talk of Cinderford.

“I couldn’t even walk down the street without people stopping me for pictures or to talk to me,” he said. “I am so grateful for everybody’s support.

“It is so overwhelming.”

Aron set up a Facebook page and encouraged the group’s 4,000 members to nominate him to do various tasks throughout the week.

It included having an argument on the phone in public, taking a pregnancy test and asking a random man for his number.

He also inspired staff at The Golden Lion pub to hold a cross-dress karaoke and disco on Saturday night and friend Chris Deejay even had Nora’s autograph tattooed on his hip.

Aron was inspired to take on the challenge of dressing up as a woman for a week after seeing friends taking part in the no make-up selfies craze on Facebook.

Women were encouraged to take photographs of themselves with no make-up on to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

To donate, text ARON89 with the amount to 70070 or donate at Aron’s Just Giving page at justgiving.com/aron-randall

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