Sutton fundraisers organise Christmas gala to help sick boy

Mat Davis and Stewart Coleman  present their Christmas Shindig to rais money for Histiocytosis research Trust
Mat Davis and Stewart Coleman present their Christmas Shindig to rais money for Histiocytosis research Trust

TWO Sutton fundraisers have organised a Christmas Gala in aid of a one-year-old family friend suffering from a rare disease.

Stewart and Rebecca Coleman are raising funds for The Histiocytosis Research Trust after Austin Clif was born with the condition.

The disease, which is similar to cancer is a result of too many of the white cells known as histiocytes. When the histiocytes gather together, they travel through the blood stream and attack parts of the body.

Stewart, aka DJ Stoney from Takeover Radio, wanted to raise some money for Austin’s parents Bonnie and Andy, formerly of Sutton and Rainworth, but now live in Nottingham.

But is donating proceeds from the Gala to the charity which supports families affected by the disease.

He said: “Austin has spent most of his life in hospital because he’s very susceptible to infections. It’s a nightmare for his parents.”

The event on Sunday 23rd December at The Grosvenor Rooms, in Church Street, Sutton, runs from 6pm to midnight.

Stuart Arnold, aka The Entertain-anator of Britain’s Got Talent, is appearing at the event. Three live bands and two comedians will also perform. Local businesses have donated quiz and raffle prizes.

Stewart added: “We’ve had great support from businesses. We hope to raise £1,000.”

Tickets cost £6 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family ticket. To book call 01623 442935 or 07790 249374.

*A competition is being run to win four tickets to the event. For more details visit http://apps.facebook.com/jgdonation/Charitycrimboshindig/on-facebook