Ash Wednesday 2016: What are the people of Sunderland giving up this Lent?

                                            Hannah Stone – 23 – Beauty consultant

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“I’m not giving anything up for lent because I know I won’t stick to it, but I probably should try giving up chocolate or wine. ”

Julie O’Connor and Olivia Davies – 44 and 21 – Top shop sales assistants

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Julie: “I don’t think I could give anything up for 40 days, I didn’t realise Lent started today but if I had to give up anything it would be coffee.”

Olivia: “I’m trying to give up bread but I don’t know how long I’ll last, I like bread way too much!”

                                          Hannah Mckenzie – 29 – School worker

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“I would have said I was giving up chocolate, but I have two kids, so I’m constantly surrounded by it and don’t see it happening any time soon.”

                                                    Ellie Pogson – 18 – Student

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“I’m giving up sweets because I eat too many jellies, but I’m starting from tomorrow, because I totally forgot that lent started today.”

                                                 Liam Elliott – 24 – Engineer

“I’m not giving anything up for Lent, I know that probably sounds really boring. I didn’t even know it was Lent. I think dry January was enough for me!”

                                                  Katie Clarke – 19 – Student                                                 

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“I’m going to try and stop spending money, does that count? I spend too much money on food and silly things, but I know my mam is going full out and giving up meat.”

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