A Sportsman’s Dinner is to be held early next year in a bid to raise funds for two-year-old Peterhead boy Dylan Parson.
Dylan was diagnosed with spastic diplegia earlier this year and may need to travel to America to undergo corrective surgery on his spine.
The condition, the most common form of cerebral palsy, has left Dylan unable to walk normally because the muscles in his hips and legs and unusually tight.
Dylan’s parents, Jenna and Wayne, set up Facebook and JustGiving pages eight weeks ago in a bid to raise the £50,000 required for a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation.
The operation involves cutting some of the sensory nerves in the lower spinal column to reduce stiffness, cramps and spasms. Already, the couple have been overwhelmed with support, with more than £28,000 raised so far.
The next major fundraiser will be the sportsman’s dinner, to be held in the town’s Waterside Hotel on Saturday, February 1, at 7pm for 7.30pm.
Speakers for the evening will be Ian Thain, Sandy Strang and Joe Harper.
Tables of ten are available for the night, priced at £40 per person which includes a three-course meal. There will also be an auction with numerous items up for grabs including a Steve Davis snooker cue; Rangers signed football, Colin Montgomerie signed picture and glove; paul Lawrie signed putter; Mo Farah signed picture; Peterhead FC signed football; a corporate day at Aberdeen FC for four people and a signed, framed AFC shirt, and a signed picture from Rio Ferdinand. There are also lots more items which will be available on the night. Jenna told us: “Our target is at least £50,000 and we’re more than half way there, which is tremendous.
“We’re hoping that this latest fundraiser will be a big success. We would like to thank everyone for their support so far - it’s been amazing,” she added.