EDDC staff ‘dress up’ for teen cancer sufferer
PUBLISHED: 13:46 26 October 2010 | UPDATED: 14:46 26 October 2010
STAFF based at East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Knowle headquarters dressed up to raise cash for a 12-year-old cancer sufferer.
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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