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Clacton: Variety show fundraiser hailed a huge success
2:00pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
FRIENDS of a teenager battling cancer raised more than £1,500 in a massive variety show fundraiser.
Tom Bowdidge, 19, was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer last year.
Doctors feared he would not live past Christmas, but Tom is still fighting the cancer and has raised more than £100,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust since his diagnosis.
Pal Jess Jaensch organised an Ultimate Variety Show at the West Cliff Theatre to boost his total.
She hailed the event a huge success after raising a grand total of £1,549.
Jess said: “It was a huge success and I want to thank everybody who came and watched the show, bought raffle tickets, programmes, donated loose change, and took part in a great evening for a very worthy cause."