Give a quid - save a kid

THE Herald is backing an appeal to raise money to help pay for life-saving treatment for an 11-year-old cancer sufferer.

Raymond O’ Sullivan, of Exmouth, needs a form of radiotherapy that is only available in either America or Amsterdam, to combat the rare condition orbital rhabdomyosarcoma. Costing between �15,000 and �18,000, it’s needed in seven weeks’ time.

The NHS has yet to decide if it will pay, so his consultant has suggested to his family that they should start fundraising.

The Herald’s sister paper, the Exmouth Journal, heard about Raymond’s plight and launched “Give a Quid - Save a Kid” last week to help generate the much-needed cash. The aim is for people to give �1 each toward the total. The appeal raised �3,300 in the first week.

We are hoping that generous Herald readers will get behind the campaign too. To help, please send cash or cheque, made payable to Archant, to Raymond’s Appeal, Archant South West, Fair Oak Close, Exeter Airport Business Park, Exeter EX5 2UL.