Sidmouth businesses Stand up to Cancer

PUBLISHED: 14:30 28 October 2016

Graham Rossiter and Anne Strudwick from Sidmouth's Cancer Research charity shop raised money for Stand Up To Cancer

Graham Rossiter and Anne Strudwick from Sidmouth's Cancer Research charity shop raised money for Stand Up To Cancer

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Staff dressed in orange and black as they joined a campaign to Stand Up to Cancer.

Staff at Hair Loft supported Stand up to CancerStaff at Hair Loft supported Stand up to Cancer

The fundraiser was organised by Cancer Research UK and its Sidmouth shop sold out of cakes and raffle tickets to net £577.

Another seven shops, pubs, cafés and hair salons got involved, donning wigs and tutus to get the message out and took the grand total to £969.

Anne Strudwick, who manages the town’s Cancer Research UK store, said: “There was a great buzz and we got a lot of positive comments about us dressing up.

“We talked to a lot of people who had been touched by cancer, were in remission or knew someone with cancer.

Staff at Costa supported Stand up to CancerStaff at Costa supported Stand up to Cancer

“We raised a lot of money for an amazing cause.”

The main event last Friday was an evening of comedy on Channel 4 that helped net £16million for the charity.

Sidmouth’s Fore Street shop is always in need of volunteers – drop in to find out more.


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