Cancer treatment fundraising event moves venue

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 June 2014

Chris and Laura Board with their boys, Max, Tommy, and Joshua.

Chris and Laura Board with their boys, Max, Tommy, and Joshua.


A FUNDRAISING event for a Weston man fighting for access to pioneering cancer treatment abroad has been forced to move to a bigger venue to cope with demand.

Two weeks ago, the Mercury reported the story of father of three Chris Board, who is battling a rare form of terminal cancer.

He and his family are fundraising to give him access to treatment abroad after he ran out of options on the NHS.

The family is holding a fundraising event in July, but the venue has changed due to the number of people hoping to attend.

Chris’ wife Laura said: “It’s got out of our hands in a good way. It’s got a lot bigger than we were expecting, so we have had to move it.

“Our fundraiser has been brilliantly received and we can’t thank people enough.”

The event will now be held at the Hornets Rugby Club in Hutton Moor Road on July 5 from 12.30pm.

The event will include an auction, live music, a visit by Tom and Jerry and a bouncy castle.

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