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60th birthday party raises £800 for Jamie Inglis
9:14am Wednesday 15th August 2012 in Fundraising fun
A SURPRISE 60th birthday celebration has raised £800 towards the campaign to allow a brave little boy from York to have potentially life-saving cancer treatment.
The party for retired builder Robert Leason, of Foston-on-the-Wolds, saw well-wishers invited to place donations in a pair of wellies to support the fundraising drive for six-year-old Jamie Inglis, whose family are hoping to travel to Germany for a clinical trial which, if successful, would give him a 75 per cent chance of surviving neuroblastoma.
Robert’s family also organised an London 2012-themed event to help the campaign, led by his wife Elaine, with those taking part guessing how many plants make up the Olympic rings display in Kew Gardens. They now plan to auction a shirt signed by Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer Jermain Defoe, who Robert’s daughter, Samantha, knows.
Said Robert: “My family decided they wanted to do something for charity and then we heard about Jamie’s illness, we had a really good response with the fundraising and we just hope this helps.”