Brian May signed guitar to help St Albans boy
PUBLISHED: 14:57 28 February 2012
A GUITAR signed by legendary Queen guitarist Brian May is just one item up for grabs at a fundraising event for a 12-year-old cancer sufferer of St Albans this Friday.
The event, at New Greens Social Club, High Oaks, on March 2, at 7.30pm, is being held to raise money for Bailey Sarwa who has suffered a recurrence of neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that affects nerve cells.
Organiser Debbie Jennings said she was sad to hear that Bailey had been refused antibody treatment from Great Ormond Street Hospital, which is currently treating Bailey’s cancer with chemotherapy,
The Bailey Sarwa Appeal aims to raise up to £500,000 to enable him to receive the potentially lifesaving care in either Germany or the United States.
She went on: “The local community has pulled together and [more] fundraising events will be taking place over the coming weeks to help raise the money that Bailey needs. It’s not going to be an easy task, but with everybody’s help, and the strength and spirit of the people of St Albans, we know that we can do this.”
Debbie said the Bailey Sarwa Derby Charity Race Night will be a great event, allowing adults to have a bet on the horses, and participate in a raffle and auction.
Nigel Wray, chairman of Saracens, has donated four tickets to any Saracens home game, for the chairman’s private box, which has seats located near the halfway line, for the auction.
There is also a three-course meal with wine and tea after the game, a chance to meet Saracens players, and have photos with members of the team.
Manchester United has given a signed football with a certificate of authenticity for the auction.
Zenith Hygiene PLC has donated two tickets for its corporate box at the 02, London.
Debbie added: “We also have a Mini May Guitar which has been hand autographed by the man himself, Brian May, Queen’s guitarist.”
She said more donations are needed for the event. Raffle tickets are on sale from the club, or from Debbie, phone 07876343360.
On Saturday March 3 there is a nearly new sale/indoor boot sale at Marlborough School, St Albans, from 11am-3.30pm, for which there is a 50p entrance fee.
The Bailey Sarwa Appeal has so far raised over £45,000.
To donate go to: www.bmycharity.com/BaileySarwaAppeal or www.justgiving.com/bailey-sarwa-appeal
For more information on events see: www.baileysarwa.co.uk/
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