MOTOWN lovers in South Tyneside are being invited to get dressed up to help raise funds for a brave baby
The newly revamped Chichester Arms, in South Shields, is hosting a fancy dress Motown evening tomorrow night from 7pm.
Landlord Shaun Mohamed has organised the event in honour of little Kian Musgrove.
The 21-month-old is battling neuroblastoma, and doctors have told his parents, Kat Musgrove and Sam Gordon, originally of Jarrow, that he only has a 50 per chance of survival.
Even if Kian’s current treatment regime, including surgery and chemotherapy, does work, there is an 80 per cent chance of a relapse.
In a bid to boost his odds, a fund was set up in a bid to raise £250,000 to pay for possible further medical help only available in the US.
Mr Mohamed said: “We just wanted to help out such a worthy cause and be able to raise a few pounds. We’re hoping lots of people will come along and support the event.”
Last Friday, Kian underwent surgery at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary to remove the main tumour above his liver.
Kat, informed her son’s 11,000 followers on Facebook that he was doing well after a short stay in intensive care.
She wrote: “Hi all, Kian is loads better in himself today. His heart rate is still low but it doesn’t seem to bother him, his breathing rate is still a little low but not as bad as yesterday.
“We’re now allowed out of our room, so we took advantage of it and went to the play room then out for dinner to the cafe.”
Early last week, the family were also given the good news that Kian, who has 27 tumours in his body, no longer has cancer of the bones and bone marrow.
Tickets to the Motown event cost £5 and are available from the pub.