Bouncing plus Bullseye equals boost for appeal
A campaign to raise money for a toddler had a boost of
almost £1,000, with two events organised in aid of the Oliver Smith
Appeal at the weekend.
The family of the three-year-old, who has the childhood cancer
neuroblastoma, are trying to raise £150,000 for treatment in
Germany if his condition worsens.
On Saturday, Bounce DMT and Trampoline Club held a charity
bounce at the Isle of Sheppey Academy’s east site in Minster Road,
Minster, organised by club co-founders Thomas Everingham and Hannah
Dozens of people went along to try out trampolining and see what
else the club has to offer.
Hannah also made cakes and there were trampoline games. It
raised £110 for the appeal.
On Sunday, there was an open pairs darts competition at the
Queen’s Head pub in High Street, Sheerness.
Almost 30 teams took part and it was won by Richard Hope and
There was also a raffle with prizes including a cuddly Bully
from the Bullseye TV show and an auction of tickets for the
Gillingham vs Barnet game.
In total the event raised £850, which included the winners
donating their prize money.
The event was for the Barry Friday Memorial Trophy, which was
set up 20 years ago in memory of Mr Friday, who used to play darts
on Sheppey before he passed away.
One of the organisers, Brian Williams, said:
“We are very pleased with how much was raised and would like to
thank everyone who donated prizes and everyone who took part and
With the weekend’s events added in, Islanders have now raised a
On Friday, April 20, there will be an Old Skool Garage Night at
Tantra nightclub, off Bridge Road, Sheerness.
As well as a host of DJs and MCs, there will be guest
appearances from some of the cast of The Only Way Is Essex.
Oliver’s mum Natalie, of Coral Road, Minster, said Oliver was at
hospital last week having tests.
The results are due on Wednesday and will show if there have
been any changes to Oliver’s remaining tumours in his head and leg,
or if any new ones have grown.
How you can give to Oliver’s appeal
To give money via your mobile phone, text OLIS99 and the amount
you want to donate (from £1 to £10) to 70070.
It will be included in your bill or deducted from your
You can also pop into the Times Guardian office where you can
put money into the collection bucket or buy wristbands and CDs.
Alternatively, donate online at
Tickets for the Tantra event cost £10 in advance or £15 on the
door. Call 07864 885150 to book.
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