Fun day to help Belton tumour victim

VILLAGERS are hoping a special fundraising day will help lift the spirits of a Belton teenager who has a rare form of brain tumour.The charity fun day will be held on Saturday, August 22, at the Belton Tavern and follows a similar event in May, which raised �3,000 for youngster Aiden Forster.

VILLAGERS are hoping a special fundraising day will help lift the spirits of a Belton teenager who has a rare form of brain tumour.

The charity fun day will be held on Saturday, August 22, at the Belton Tavern and follows a similar event in May, which raised �3,000 for youngster Aiden Forster.

This time the focus is on 19 year old Great Yarmouth College student Luke Hopes, an apprentice electrician.

The teenager has already had one operation at Addenbrooke's Hospital, but he now has impaired speech, deafness in one ear, double vision and will require further intensive treatment.

Dawn Applegate, from the Belton Tavern, said: “We are trying to raise funds towards his recovery and donate to the hospital's Neurosurgery ward while hoping that the day will lift Luke's spirits and lots of people will turn up.”

The event at the pub in Station Road, will be opened at 2pm. The fun day will run all day and will include an appearance from kickboxing champion Bin Tyler as well as various competitions, stalls, food, drinks and entertainment.

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To contribute to the charity fund, call The Belton Tavern on 01493 780286.