Show your support for Wellingborough boy fighting cancer at fundraiser today

Gerry Gent
Gerry Gent

A fundraiser in support of a little boy diagnosed with neuroblastoma is being held today (Saturday).

Gerry Gent of Wellingborough is just six-months-old, but he has already been through major surgery since being diagnosed with the rare childhood cancer.

Family and friends are rallying round Gerry and his parents, including organising a family fun day from 3pm onwards today (February 11) at Gleneagles Social Club in Wellingborough.

Gerry’s dad Floyd Gent said he is the ‘happiest little boy’ and is hoping lots of people will support Gerry and his fight against neuroblastoma by attending the family fundraiser.

The fun day will include live music, an all-day BBQ, raffle, tombola, cake stall, hot food, face painting, bouncy castle and a disco by Paul Chalky White.

There will also be a charity auction hosted by Danny Sebastian of Bargain Hunt fame and Bobby Davro will be there as star guest.

Floyd said they have had great support from individuals as well as businesses, including some signed memorabilia by the likes of Sir Geoff Hurst which will be up for grabs.

They have also had the help of Sam and Chris Curry, the parents of Niamh who lost her fight with neuroblastoma aged just five in May 2012.

Neuroblastoma affects about 100 children each year in the UK and is most common in children under the age of five.