Snooker legend Jimmy White on cue to help leukemia sufferer in North Cheam challenge
Snooker legend Jimmy White is teaming up with men at a social club to help raise money for a boy with leukaemia.
Members of North Cheam Sports and Social Club have clubbed together with the star after they heard the story of seven-year-old Oliver Kelly from Hertfordshire through the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund.
Snooker legend Jimmy White
The event, on October 24, will see club members take on Jimmy White at £500 per frame with the last frame being auctioned off to the highest bidder. All the money raised will help Oliver.
Oliver’s mum Rebecca Kelly, a former cabin crew member for easyJet, said: "They have been really lovely to us. There are amazing people out there - strangers who offer support to us.
"Oliver was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Oliver is a twin - it is pretty difficult because I obviously compare the two of them.
"He’s a real character and a real fighter. I reckon that’s what’s given him the strength and how he’s doing well.
“Oliver’s dad died the year before and this is going on now. I have had to give up my job to care for him and get to hospital. I have three boys. We just keep going, keep smiling and we will get there.”
The event will take place on October 24 at 7pm. Tickets are available from the North Cheam Sports and Social Club for £15 and will include a buffet. For more information call the club on 020 8644 8469
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