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Sunday, October 08, 2006

SPECIAL: A dad in need

My son Coby goes to a musical babies group and my wife just brought the following to my attention - it just broke my heart. If anyone can help please email me and make a pledge. There but for the grace of god go I...

During the week commencing 16th October, The Music Train are asking all children (and any grown ups brave enough) to attend in their pyjamas. The teachers will all be in their nightwear too so it should be an interesting week all round!

They want everyone to get sponsored as they are raising money to help a lovely family who have attended for many years.

Matthew, who will be 3 years old in November, was suddenly diagnosed with a very serious form of cancer in August 2006 and is undergoing treatment which is likely to span many months.

His father initially had to take time off work and can now only work reduced hours. Unfortunately, he only gets paid for the hours actually worked, and as a result, financial concerns are beginning to put serious extra pressures on the family at a time when they least need it. They are hoping to raise enough money to see the family through this difficult time, with any extra raised being donated to a cancer charity.

Coby will be joining in to help Matthew and will attend his Music Train class on Thursday 19th October in his PJ's.

Astonishingly Coby has raised nearly £100 already (he has a very persuasive smile).

As an incentive to all you CityHippy readers if this blog gets pledges for £1000 in total then I will publish a picture of Coby on the day in his PJs as a thankyou...and trust me his PJs are seriously cute.

So come on, dig deep folks...we need 100 people to pledge £10 each...hardly a fortune. And if it was you...well, we would try and be there for you too...



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