BRITAIN’S Got Talent 2015 finalists Old Men Grooving can be seen busting their moves at a Grays Fun Day this Sunday 27 September.
With bouncy castles and fun activities for kids of all ages, the event, organised in aid of Luke Brewer, 5 from Chafford Hundred will take place at Hathaway Academy from 11am – 3pm. A number of local businesses will take stalls, selling everything from boutique baby clothes to homemade toiletries and womens accessories. Donations from sales proceeds will go to Luke’s fund.
Luke was diagnosed in July with Rhabdomyosarcoma – an extremely rare form of cancer affecting his face, throat and nasal passage. Having recently returned from London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, Luke will be admitted to a specialist centre in Oklahoma at the end of this month where he’ll undergo seven weeks of extensive treatment.
Luke’s story has touched the hearts of the Thurrock community. Donations made via online crowd funding site, Go Fund Me, have so far topped more than Â£9,000 – all going directly to the part-funding of Luke’s treatment, his family’s journey to the States and ongoing care.
Amongst those working hard to raise funds and rally support is close family friend Gareth Ward. Gareth, a serving police officer, is set to run a gruelling 81km on 10 October.
"I was devastated by the news of Luke’s terrible illness. I’ll be running those 81km’s in Luke’s name. It will be tough but I’m willing to put myself through hell for one day if it helps give Luke and his family a lifetime of happiness. Luke’s condition is extremely rare so he needs all the help and support he can get. We’d like to thank everyone for their generosity and kindness so far. We are truly humbled. Any donations, however small, will go such a long way to helping this amazingly brave little boy."
Follow @SuperheroLuke5 on Twitter for updates and for more details of this weekend’s Fun Day.
Donations to Luke can be made via https://www.gofundme.com/a2h9pywnw