Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Disco to raise money for Josh

A DISCO to raise money for a three-year-old leukaemia patient and research into the disease is being held in Benington.

Josh Norton, who lives with his family in Besant Close, Sibsey, was diagnosed with the disease in April last year.
Since then, he has been receiving treatment at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.Now family and friends have decided to host an event to raise money for charity Leukaemia Research – with a little extra going to Josh to make sure he can have a treat.

"He is a little champ," said dad Mark.

"We are getting back to some normality now. Before the school's broke up for the holidays, he was going to nursery three times a week."

Mark says Josh was diagnosed as a high risk patient – a category which only contains 10 per cent of those with the disease.He is to continue chemotherapy until August 2011, with current treatment taking place at home.

The fundraising event will be held on September 5, at Grants Farm Barn, David's Lane, Benington, from 7.30pm until late.As well as the disco, a band will be performing and fancy dress for party-goers is optional.
A licence for a bar has been applied for and hot food will be available. Tickets cost £5.
Organisers say the majority of the proceeds will go to Leukaemia Research.Mark added: "The money means we can take Josh wherever he wants to go. We don't know what the future holds so Josh can enjoy life in the mean time."

For information and tickets, call Judy on 01205 761109, Sharon on 01205 761194, Sue on 01205 760541, or Laura on 07936 711773.

So come on folks, if you fancy a great night out and feel able to help both Leukaemia Research and little Josh, make a date for the 5th September :-)

(News Sourced via the Boston Standard Newspaper) Website HERE

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