EDDC raise £1.800 for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:11 22 November 2008 | UPDATED: 11:42 17 June 2010

OVER £1,800 has been raised for eight charities by East Devon District Council staff in the past two months. In September, ten brave swimmers donned their costumes and took to Sidmouth swimming pool to raised £445 for Help for Heroes, a charity that supp

OVER £1,800 has been raised for eight charities by East Devon District Council staff in the past two months.

In September, ten brave swimmers donned their costumes and took to Sidmouth swimming pool to raised £445 for Help for Heroes, a charity that supports members of the armed forces and their families, who are affected by war.

Over £300 was raised at a charity book swap day which was held during the council's Happy, Healthy, Here week in early October.

As well as donating books, staff also made cakes in aid of Devon Air Ambulance, Sidmouth Lifeboat and Age concern.

Therapists taking part in the week gave up their time for free and instead, staff donated £2 for each therapy taster session they attended

In support of Jeans for Genes Day staff turned up to work in their denims and raised just under £348 and £370 was sent to the Breast Cancer Campaign when council workers dressed up in pink decorative outfits for Wear it Pink Day.

EDDC's Development Control Team, which holds a lunch-time Potato Club once a week, donated £200 to the Ottery St Mary Flood Relief Fund.

And to top it off staff fashioned some unusual and interesting outfits to raise £240 for Children in Need last Friday.

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