Exmouth backs Give a Quid, Save a Kid challenge
Exmouth businesses and organisations are backing the Journal Give a Quid, Save a Kid challenge to help fund 12-year-old cancer boy Raymond O’Sullivan’s lifesaving treatment.
With around 30,000 people living in Exmouth – if each person gave just �1 to Raymond’s appeal, the Withycombe youngster would have more than enough cash to travel to America or Holland and fund the radiotherapy he so badly needs in just six weeks time.
So put back that chocolate bar, the magazine, or pint of lager and instead donate the money to Raymond’s fund.
One pound may not seem a lot – but it gives Exmouth Community College pupil Raymond the chance to win his battle against cancer.
Exmouth firefighters this week teamed up to do their bit helping brave Raymond reach his fundraising goal, kick-starting the Give a Quid, Save a Kid challenge.
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Mike White, Exmouth fire station group manager, said: “Having read the story in the Journal, it’s fair to say that if there’s anything we can do to assist this young lad getting his treatment, we’ll do it.
“It’s a very good cause and we hope the people of Exmouth will pull together and raise the funds he needs.”
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Staff at Boots, in the Magnolia Centre, also rallied round to back Raymond’s appeal – each donating their pound.
Since the Journal highlighted Raymond’s plight, the store has placed collection tins near its tills.
On Saturday, October 16, Boots worker Viv Ozolf is giving up her day off and will be in-store to tell customers of Raymond’s fundraising battle.
Boots manager David Freer said: “What’s been fantastic is the community doing their bit.
l If your business or organisation would like to take part contact Graham Britton on (01392) 888506.
l All Saints Church, Exeter Road, will be carrying out a collection for the campaign and the RNLI at its Harvest celebration on Monday, October 18, at 2pm.
l Exeter Road Primary School head chef Amy Godbeer will be selling cakes for the appeal.