GALLERY: Sidmouth stands up to cancer
PUBLISHED: 12:02 17 October 2015
With a host of colourful wigs and a good deal of community spirit, Sidmouth businesses did their bit to Stand Up to Cancer.
Sidmouth Stand Up to Cancer 2015
Cancer Research UK shop staff and volunteers are pictured with Utopia staff during the town's Stand Up to Cancer day. Ref shs 3336-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn
Staff at Hayman's on Church Street entered into the spirit of the town's Stand Up to Cancer day. Ref shs 3350-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn
Charity crooner Mervyn Gratton belted out some tunes to raise money for the Stand Up to Cancer day. Ref shs 3352-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn
Staff at the Anchor sold cakes and donated their tips to the Stand Up to Cancer day. Ref shs 3358-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn
The team at the Hair Loft were one of many businesses to be involved in the Stand Up to Cancer day. Ref shs 3364-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn
Staff at Taste donned some colourful wigs during the town's Stand Up to Cancer day. Ref shs 3370-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn
Staff at Emily's Chocolates offered shoppers the chance to win a box of chocolates during the town's Stand Up to Cancer day. Ref shs 3376-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn
The annual fundraising day for Cancer Research UK took place in the town on Friday, October 9, and gained ‘fantastic’ support from groups and individuals.
Staff at Taste of Sidmouth donned wigs, baked cakes and donated all of their tips from the day to the cause, while teams from Dukes, The Hotel Elizabeth and the Kingswood and Devoran Hotel all did their bit with orange-themed outfits.
Debbie Kerkhof, the manager of the Cancer Research UK shop in Fore Street, thanked everyone who got involved and helped make the day such a success.
She said: “Local businesses have been really fantastic and helped support us.
“People in the town have also been terrific and support the shop all year round.”
She added that the shop urgently needs volunteers and asked anyone who might be interested to call in.
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