THE Daventry Express is delighted to announce news of its first fundraising event in aid of the Jago Worrall Foundation.
We’re inviting our readers to pit their wits in a fun quiz night in March for this very worthy cause.
The Gusher launched a campaign this month to help the two-year-old from Welton who has been left brain damaged following an accident in which he nearly drowned at the family home last year.
He is now receiving around-the-clock care at a specialist paediatric rehabilitation centre in Surrey. But his parents Lyn and Barney want to raise enough money to pay for the necessary equipment and therapies to enable Jago to be treated at home.
Supporting the appeal couldn’t be easier. Just sign up your team for The Daventry Express quiz night on Friday, March 8.
Mr Worrall said: “We are very much appreciative of all the support we have had not just from the people in Welton but also from the Daventry Express and the wider community. It has been overwhelming.
“When something like this happens, it leaves you feeling vulnerable and isolated but the support we have had gives us, as a family, a lot of courage and is very encouraging.”
The family quiz, taking place at the Saxon Suite at Daventry Leisure Centre, is open to teams of up to five people.
Ticket price, which includes a small finger buffet, is £8 per head or £35 per team of five.
Tickets will be available to purchase from tomorrow (Friday) from the Daventry Express offices and Daventry Leisure Centre reception.
There will also be a raffle on the night with a host of top prizes including Fitness Membership for the Year at Daventry Leisure Centre worth £500.
Luke Parratt, the centre’s manager who is providing the room, staff and PA system for the night, said: “Everyone Active is delighted to be involved in the quiz night that the Daventry Express is organising.
“Hosting the quiz in the Saxon Suite was the perfect solution and we are really pleased to be able to offer this service to such a great fundraising event. We hope that the evening goes on to raise plenty of money for Jago Worrall and his family.”
The Gusher’s deputy editor Amanda Chalmers said: “Being in a position to announce details of our first fundraising event for Jago so soon is immensely satisfying.
“We hope everyone will show their support for this incredibly worthy cause by joining us on the night. It promises to be a lot of fun.”
Jago’s family need to raise up to £200,000 to fund the 24-hour care for seven days a week as well as the therapies he currently gets from Tadworth Court.
Jago is currently at Great Ormond Street after a series of seizures.
Mrs Worrall said: “There are specialists looking at him and deciding what the best medicine is for him but it is important that we get it under control.”