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Dress down day in Bromley raises money for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 July 2014

Lucinda Bonarious, Bridget Donovan and Sam Long

Lucinda Bonarious, Bridget Donovan and Sam Long

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Staff members dressed down for the day and raised more than £100 for charity.

Staff in the Bromley office of Capita, the UK’s leading professional and support services organisation, exchanged their normal work attire for jeans and casual clothing earlier this month to raise money for Dimbleby Cancer Care.

They chose the charity as a member of the Capita team, Bridget Donavan, 32, from Plumstead, wanted to find a way to say thank you to them for supporting her husband through his cancer journey.

She said:” My husband Andrew, 50, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2012 and had a course of chemotherapy followed by surgery. He has since been diagnosed with two secondary tumours this year and so is having more treatment at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital at the moment.

“Each month, the team nominate a different charity to benefit from the day. Holding this fundraiser is my way of saying thank you to all the staff who have and are looking after him and Dimbleby Cancer Care for their ongoing support. This is the second year the charity has been chosen and I am delighted with the amount raised, so thank you to all my colleagues who took part too.”

Each staff member donated £1 to dress in casual clothing for the day and a total of £147 was raised.

For more information about the charity please visit dimblebycancercare.org

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