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Colleagues show support for security guard Dennis

Corrie Lindsay, Joanne Cowan, Becky Read from Macmillan, Dennis Ashby, Dawn McSeveney and Jane Baker.
Corrie Lindsay, Joanne Cowan, Becky Read from Macmillan, Dennis Ashby, Dawn McSeveney and Jane Baker.

The team at Bridlington Jobcentre have rallied round to show their support for a popular colleague.

Dennis Ashby is a long-serving security guard at the Crown Buildings but has been suffering from illness since the start of the year.

Work coach Joanne Cowan said: “He’s been here since dinosaurs roamed the earth.

“Just after Christmas he received some devastating news and needed urgent treatment for cancer.

“He started 35 days of intensive radiation proton beam and chemotherapy.

“His colleagues at Bridlington Jobcentre decided whilst he was going through this horrific treatment we would offer our support by raising money for a charity of his choice.

“We sold cakes, bacon butties, had a musical quiz and pin the jockey on the donkey, all things that Dennis is a big fan of.

“These 35 days of fund raising in support of Dennis has raised £160, which was donated to Becky Read from Macmillan Cancer Support and requested to be used to help people in the local area.”

○ If you have been raising money in Bridlington, let us know. Email john.edwards@jpress.co.uk.