03:08PM, Thursday 21 April 2016
Charity events will be taking place on St George’s Day this Saturday to raise money for a little boy fighting leukaemia.
A fitness bootcamp, a dancing workshop, an auction, a party and a beer festival will be held to raise money for the Fight For George Campaign, in support of George Ferriman, three.
George was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in February and is being treated at Oxford Children’s Hospital.
Adam Garrett, one of the organisers of the day, said: “We were inspired by St George’s Day, because we often forget to celebrate it, and by little George – so the two tied in quite nicely together.
“We’ve organised a St George’s Day takeover across the whole weekend and everyone in the community has really pulled together for George.
“It’s really important to spread the message of how important it is to give blood and go on the donors list as well.
“All the events are family-friendly and Karen (Hardy) from Strictly Come Dancing has just donated a great prize for our auction.”
During the day:
Gerald Cooper, chairman of Cookham Running Club, said: “It is very much a community event and the intention is to have fun while raising money for a very worthwhile cause.”
Visit the Facebook page – Fight for George for more updates.
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