Student feeling blue for charity

CATCHLINE: MORPHEB''Student Ina Fischer wears morph suit for charity. Only pic of her with hood up.
CATCHLINE: MORPHEB''Student Ina Fischer wears morph suit for charity. Only pic of her with hood up.
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STUDENTS are well known for pushing the boundaries of fashion - but one Sheffield woman has taken it to a new level.

Ina Fischer, aged 21, has been prompting double-takes after wearing a full-body Morphsuit to lectures and around the city - raising £600 for charity.

Ina, originally from Berlin, but now of Crookes, said: “When I was looking to raise money I thought, what’s the most ridiculous and embarrassing thing I can do?”

“I wanted to give people an incentive to donate and for some reason the Morphsuit came to mind.”

Since picking up the costume from Party On, Division Street, Sheffield. Ina’s attire has been causing a commotion on and off campus - she has scared children on the bus, struggled to use self-service supermarket tills and shivered in the snow.

Ina, who is studying journalism and Hispanics at Sheffield University, said: “On the first day I was walking to a lecture on West Street and wanted to cry because everyone was staring, but now I forget I’m even wearing it.

“A little boy on the bus didn’t want to sit next to me and I felt bad.

“I tried to pay for something on a self service till, but it didn’t recognise my finger because of the suit.

“When it was really cold, I was freezing and when you put the hood up, it is quite hard to breathe.”

Ina has been raising cash for Childreach International, which works in the developing world to improve children’s access to healthcare and education.

And she is continuing her fundraising this summer when she cycles across the foothills of the Himalayas in a bid to raise £2,500.

Ina said: “Everyone has been surprised by the suit.

People were positive though and thought it was a bold thing to do for charity.

“I’m happy to have raised so much money.”

n To sponsor Ina, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/inafischer