Support is growing for the Battle Batten with Freddie and Louie Campaign with the fund being boosted by businesses and individuals alike.
On Wednesday night at Hucknall’s H2O bar on the High Street, a number of live bands came together to celebrate St George’s Day whilst fundraising for the campaign.
Music lovers were treated to a ‘great night’ of entertainment from Phil Rostance and the Marshall Band plus special guests and it proved a runanway success.
“It was a terrific night and was really well attended by many people,” said Freddie and Louie’s mum, Sarah Dawkins. “And both Andrew and myself were able to enjoy the night after managing to organise carers for the boys.”
Over £500 was raised during the event adding to the total which currently stands at £11,228 towards the £20,000 target.
“The night also gave us the chance to talk to people about the research where the money raised will be going,” added Sarah. “People also asked how they could help further and offered to do events to help boost the fundraising, which is amazing.”
Ben Marshall, whose band played during the night, said he was happy to offer support.
“It is an inspiring local story by a very humble couple and I’m happy to get behind them.”
The community of Hucknall are definitely rallying around the family with offers of support and donations.
This week saw Portland Road barber, Luciano Cilibrizzi of Talking Heads, present a cheque for £1,000 to Andrew towards the research fund.
“Andrew has been a customer for over five years and when I head about the research campaign I wanted to help,” said Luciano.
“I really hope they find a cure.”