District council helps Exmouth cancer sufferer

STAFF at East Devon District Council have raised �710 for the Journal’s Help My Son to Live appeal.

Employees based at the council’s headquarters at Knowle, Sidmouth, and at the Camperdown Depot in Exmouth, took part in a Fun Friday event last week in aid of Raymond O’Sullivan.

The 12-year-old Exmouth Community College pupil has been diagnosed with orbital rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumour near his eye, for the second time in his life.

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 quid – for a quid.

Prizes were a �25 meal at the Darts Farm restaurant and a fish and chip supper at the visitor attraction.

A curry lunch was provided by staff in the information and communication technology team, with proceeds to the fund.

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”.

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Raymond needs a form of radiotherapy in five weeks time which is only available in America and Holland.

The NHS will fund the treatment. Money raised from the appeal, however, will be used for his family’s travel and associated costs.

Any money left over will be donated to a cancer charity.