EDDC staff ‘dress up’ for teen cancer sufferer

PUBLISHED: 13:46 26 October 2010 | UPDATED: 14:46 26 October 2010

Dressing-up smartly for work. Council staff from the Knowle put on their posh frocks for Raymond's appeal. Picture by Jennifer Wellington. Ref shs 4542-42-10JW

Dressing-up smartly for work. Council staff from the Knowle put on their posh frocks for Raymond's appeal. Picture by Jennifer Wellington. Ref shs 4542-42-10JW

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STAFF based at East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Knowle headquarters dressed up to raise cash for a 12-year-old cancer sufferer.

Guess the weight of the squid challenge at the Knowle Council offices in Sidmouth. Staff at the Knowle had the chance to dress-up for work and guess the weight of the squid for Raymond's appeal. Libby Jarrett faces off with the squid! Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 4663-42-10AW

STAFF based at East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Knowle headquarters in Sidmouth dressed up to raise cash for a 12-year-old cancer sufferer.

Employees took part in a Fun Friday event last week in aid of Raymond O’Sullivan, who has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time in his life.

The teenager from Exmouth has orbital rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumour near his eye, and needs a form of radiotherapy which is only available in America and Holland.

The Fun Friday was a dress up or dress-down themed day. Cake sales and a draw were held and staff were invited to guess the weight of a squid – for a quid.

A curry lunch was provided by staff in the Information and Communication Technology team.

An EDDC spokesman said: “We would like to thank all our staff for their generous contributions to Fun Friday and also the Fish Shed and Darts Farm for their sponsorship of the event”.

The NHS will fund Raymond’s treatment. The Herald’s sister title, The Exmouth Journal, is campaigning for cash to fund his family’s travel and associated costs.


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