Ilford 70s bash to give Charlie much-needed holiday
The parents of a schoolboy battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma say they are “humbled” by a fundraising bash being held to help pay for a much-needed holiday.
Charlie Yeates, 15, was first diagnosed with the form of cancer in December 2009 before going into remission four months later.
But a new lump was found in the youngster’s neck in December and he is currently undergoing a third of four rounds of chemotherapy.
On Saturday, the Papermakers Arms, Roden Street, Ilford, is holding a 1970s bash.
A raffle and auction – which will include a signed West Ham football shirt and tickets to this year’s Open at the Sandwich golf course – will, it is hoped, bring in hundreds of pounds to give the family a holiday.
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Charlie’s dad Steve, who drinks at the Papermakers Arms, said: “I’m in awe of what’s being done We’re so humbled by it.”
Money has already been raised for the cause, with Saturday’s event the idea of family friend Zeyner.
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John Allsopp, managing director of Green Therm Mechanical Services, where Steve works, and the Papermakers Arms owner Jack Patel have both helped make the fundraiser a reality.
Charlie, who goes to Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham, said: “I’m shocked [by the fundraiser]. I didn’t expect people to care.”
The event kicks off at 7.30pm on Saturday.