BRAVE Bobby Wright whose parents are fighting to raise £200,000 to pay for his treatment for a rare form of cancer visited Okehampton on Monday as the town did its part to support the campaign. Regulars at the King?s Arms raised £430 in two days of activities over the Bank Holiday weekend. On Sunday, the pub held a penalty shoot-out competition and karaoke and on Monday, a hot-shot pool competition and music quiz. The three-year-old from Kenn near Exeter is undergoing a gruelling course of chemotherapy at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to fight a rare form of cancer and is due to return to hospital this week. Parents Kevin and Jacqui are trying to raise the cash to send Bobby for hi-tech treatment in New York. Teresa Edwards, from the King?s Arms thanked everyone who had supported the fundraising activities and all the businesses who donated prizes for the occasion. l The King?s Arms will host recent Battle of the Bands finalists Southpaw Jinx and The Devil Riders, this Saturday, September 3, at 7.30pm.
Town does it bit to help young Bobby
Wednesday 31st August 2005 10:00 pm