A CHARITY fun night has been organised to raise money for potentially lifesaving treatment for a Bromsgrove man who was given 18 months to live.
The evening is being held by the friends and family of Stu Brookes who is facing a race against time to raise £150,000 to pay for special cancer treatment in the USA.
At the big night being held at 7pm on June 6 at the Hilton Hotel in Bromsgrove there will be a mini auction hosted by local celebrity and Channel 4 star Huntley Thawe – there will also be a surprise guests attending too.
As well as this, there will be two quizzes, one at a fun level and one at mastermind level – both of which will offer some great prizes.
There will also be a raffle with a number of amazing prizes that have been kindly donated by businesses in the area including Chapters Hair Salon, VIP Eyewear, Paul Hulse photography, Jets Pottery and award-winning chef Lorenzo Richards, the landlord of the Wildmoor Oak.
At the event there will also be a tabletop sale, sponsored keepy-uppy and Irish Bingo along with much more.
The Best of Bromsgrove has also been rallying its members to help support the event and welcomes anyone who would like to join the cause.
So far Stu has managed to raise £40,000 from various fund-raising events.
Lesley Brookes, Stu’s mum, said: “We can’t thank the Hilton enough for all their support, they have been truly fantastic.”
Michelle Mills-Porter, a friend of the family, said the warm-hearted people of Bromsgrove had yet again shown their amazing compassion and generosity by doing their part to help Stu’s funds to grow.
She added people had been taking part in events all over the region including auctions, sponsored headshaves, chest waxes, mud running and much more.
“Time is something many of us take for granted,” Michelle said.
“Everyone that knows Stu have such wonderful things to say about him – his generous nature, courageous attitude and positive frame of mind.
“Let’s show what Bromsgrovians can do when we club together and help one of our local lads.
“We want as many people there as possible to help us spread the word and to have fun because that it what Stuart is all about.
“If everybody could just put in a little then it will be amazing what we can do together.”
Entry is £3 and includes a free raffle ticket.
Anyone wanting to go along to the event should visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/1048498605164319/ and show they are attending.