Kai appeal boosted by entertainment evening

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AN auction to raise money for a poorly Fleetwood toddler has boosted hopes of sending him to America for pioneering treatment by around £400.

An entertainment evening was put on by singer Sammi Shephard at the Duple Club in Bond Street, Blackpool on Thursday.

The event raised £389 for young Kai Hodgkinson to have an operation on his legs in America, which will allow him to walk properly.

The four-year-old was born with diaplegic spastic cerebral palsy – a condition which means he is unable to fully straighten his legs.

The auction raised £111 towards the £60,000 treatment target, with people bidding for nail treatments, a meal, music gigs, a digital photo frame and a morning’s housework which went for £5.

Extra funds were raised through entry prices, a tombola and raffle.

Sammi said: “Thank you so much to everybody for the time and generosity. I am humbled by the support shown for this lovely little boy.”

A fund-raising boxing night is planned at the De Vere Hotel on March 8.

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