Fundraisers to hit town for Exmouth cancer boy

Raymond O’Sullivan, 11, from Exmouth, needs thousands of pounds to pay for life-saving treatment to beat cancer. The Journal has launched a campaign to help him raise the cash.

The bottom fell out of Vanessa’s world in July when medics said her 11-year-old son’s cancer had returned nine years after Exmouth Community College student Raymond thought he had beaten the cruel disease.

She said the family’s only hope of finding the cash would be to win the Lottery.

Determined not to let her brave son down, Vanessa, her family and friends are all throwing themselves into fundraising for Raymond.

On Saturday night, October 2, if you spot a group of women in Exmouth wearing black teeshirts emblazoned with pink lettering, saying Raymond’s Fundraising 2010, and shaking buckets – that will be Vanessa and her band of fundraisers.

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Raymond’s team – Vanessa’s friends Tracey Hall, 41, Karen Mclean, 39, and Raymond’s sister, Carla O’Sullivan, 25 - are visiting the town’s pubs and hope those enjoying a night out will look out for them and give generously.

Mum Vanessa, of Green Close, said: “Raising this money means everything to me, but it means more to Raymond. It’s Raymond’s fight.”

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l To donate, make cheques payable to Archant and send to Raymond’s Appeal, Archant South West, Fair Oak Close, Exeter Airport Business Park, Exeter, EX5 2UL.

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