Printer Friendly

Truck show will raise money for Callum.

TRUCKS from across the region are to go on show to raise money for a boy with a rare condition.

The North East Truckers have organised an event at Newcastle Racecourse on August 22 and 23, to raise money for 10-year-old Callum McGilligan.

At the age of seven, Callum was scouted by Whitley Warriors and was their best young player.

A few months later his life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Alternating Hemiplegia of childhood (AHC,) suffering excessive amounts of seizures and paralysis, and ending up in a coma.

There are only 700 cases of AHC in the world and it is incurable.

Over the last couple of years, Callum's family have said goodbye to him three times.

Doctors have advised the youngster's family to 'make memories' as they don't know how long he has to live.

A spokesman for the event said: "The North East Truckers have stepped in to help raise awareness of this disease, and provide little Callum with some funds to fulfil his 'bucket list'.

"Red is Callum's favourite colour, all drivers attending the show are purchasing a red #CCDI (Callum Can Do It) T-shirt on the day. We are hoping for over 200 people wearing the same t-shirt!"

COPYRIGHT 2015 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 15, 2015
Words:207
Previous Article:Time to relax as spa opens doors.
Next Article:Shoppers serenaded in Durham.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters