Now that's really caring by Exmouth Helping Hands staff

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 May 2016

Staff at Helping hands wearing blue for an event they held for multiple sclerosis. Ref exe 16-17TI 0034. Picture: Terry Ife

Staff at Helping hands wearing blue for an event they held for multiple sclerosis. Ref exe 16-17TI 0034. Picture: Terry Ife

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Kind-hearted Exmouth Helping Hands staff have raised more than £450 for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

Helping Hands is an established community care service, which operates in Exmouth and across East Devon.

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

Sylvia Arlett, Helping Hands care co-ordinator, is urging others to back the charity.

She said: “The Multiple Sclerosis Trust holds an annual Bold in Blue week, so we decided, as staff, to dress up in blue and sell items.

“We didn’t spend any money. Everything we had for the raffle was donated to us by staff and members of the public. We raised £500.10. The event went really well. We had a raffle, tombola, cake, books, plants, jewellery and bric-a-brac. As everything went so well, we are planning to make it an annual event.

“Multiple sclerosis affects more people in their 30s and 40s and the bigger charities often take a big slice of the cake, so we wanted to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.”

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