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School staff raise £1,000 for Ovacome cancer cause
A GROUP of staff members from a Highbridge primary school raised around £1,000 for a cancer charity to support their friend.
Linda Britton and 16 other staff members from Churchfield Primary School dressed in purple and completed their ‘50 Shades of Purple’ evening walk last Friday in aid of the Ovacome charity.
The group decided to embark on the challenge after learning their colleague and friend, Sharon James, was undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer.
Linda, who organised the walk, said: “I would like to thank everyone who supported us and took part.
“Sharon has told me the whole event gave her a huge boost and she is half way through her chemo treatment.”
The group released Ovacome balloons for anyone affected by Ovarian cancer and thanked Sentiments in Burnham for reducing the cost of helium and Tony Sainsbury for buying it.
The money was split between Ovacome and the Oncology unit and Haematology Unit at Weston Hospital where Sharon is having treatment.
For more information visit www.ovacome.org.uk/beat