Fun day ‘with serious message’ in Strand

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 July 2017

Steve Gazzard signs up a Minion at last year's Transplant Awareness Day. Ref exe 28-16SH 1754. Picture: Simon Horn.

Steve Gazzard signs up a Minion at last year's Transplant Awareness Day. Ref exe 28-16SH 1754. Picture: Simon Horn.

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Organisers of this year’s Transplant Awareness Day in Exmouth say that they want it to be ‘a nice fun day, but with a serious message’.

Running from 10am to 4pm in The Strand on Saturday, July 15, the event will be raising funds for the British Lung Foundation.

It will feature more than 45 craft and charity stalls, ice-cream stands and food concessions, plus children’s attractions, including puppet and magic shows.

Hosted by Bay FM, there will also be musical entertainment.

“Preparations are going really well,” said Councillor Steve Gazzard. “The idea is to spread awareness of organ donors, to get more people to sign up, and to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.”

So far, 4,716 people have signed up to Cllr Gazzard’s organ donation campaign.

Cllr Gazzard says that every penny raised by Saturday’s event will go into research into the illness that took his own daughter’s life. Sarah Wright died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2012 aged just 37.


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