PEOPLE are being urged to get snap happy and go back in time to support a charity launched in memory of a South Tyneside tot.
The Charlie Cookson Foundation, which honours the two-year-old who died last October after spending his life battling a mystery condition, helps youngsters and their families in need.
On Thursday, an 80s-themed party will be held at Viva in Mile End Road, South Shields, starting at 7pm.
Magic Radio’s Keith Martin, along with a host of other DJs, will be keeping revellers moving with top songs from the decade.
Tickets cost £5 if bought in advance from Life Of Riley in Mile End Road, Hel Razors in Prince Edward Road, or Ice Print and Design at Tedco South Shields.
Ian Berry Photography, based in East Street, South Shields, has also launched ‘Charlie’s Lil Cherubs’ in honour of the foundation. The offer sees parents paying £15 for a photoshoot.
They will then receive a print, £5 will go toward the foundation and their child’s picture will get entered into the competition, which could see them wining even more images.
To book a slot, call 07980 710 750 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlie’s parent’s, Chris and Sarah Cookson, from Simonside, are delighted at how well the fundraising is going, and they’re hoping to help out a new family later this month.
Sarah said: “We are so overwhelmed with the continuous support for our foundation. Myself, Chris and all of the trustees are so unbelievably proud of how far we have come in such a short time, with guidance from our angel.
“Our February family is due to be announced real soon.
“We just want people to spread the word about us, to help raise awareness of the Charlie Cookson Foundation”