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Festive show helps battling Kian’s fund

HELPING HAND ... director Wayne Miller with Kian Musgroves gran Debra Pratt, left, and aunt Nikki English, right. Inset, Kian.

HELPING HAND ... director Wayne Miller with Kian Musgroves gran Debra Pratt, left, and aunt Nikki English, right. Inset, Kian.

A FESTIVE show is raising cash to help a little boy’s fight against cancer.

The cast of Santa’s Naughty Elf And The Magical Snow Adventure are fundraising for 19-month-old neuroblastoma sufferer Kian Musgrove.

Kian is undergoing intensive chemotherapy to battle stage four of the cancer, which is in his left kidney, pelvis, bone marrow and other parts of his body.

Wayne Miller, who plays Elfluent the Elf and writes and directs the popular show, decided to do his bit and hold a collection after each performance. He said: “After reading Kian’s story in the Gazette, I was hit hard by what such a young child is going through, and everything his family is coping with.

“So while I was writing Santa’s Naughty Elf, the idea of holding a collection after our shows came to me.

“Right now, if I feel down or tired, I think of Kian and how he is fighting a harder fight than me or anyone I know.

“So if everyone finds it in their heart to help, we can make his fight a little easier.”

Kian’s family have already raised more than £11,000, which they plan to put towards pioneering treatment if he relapses.

His aunt, Nikki English, from Newbiggin Hall, Newcastle, met up with Wayne to thank him for his help.

She said: “Life is so unfair and so cruel at times, but it is so reassuring to know that people with such hearts of gold exist.

“Kian and all his family greatly appreciate all f the support they are receiving from productions to help their brave boy.”

To donate to Kian’s fund, visit www.gofundme.com/53lrmw or search for ‘Caring For Kian’ on Facebook.

Santa’s Naughty Elf And The Magical Snow Adventure runs at South Shields Library Theatre in Prince Georg Square, until Tuesday. Tickets are £6.50 for children and £5.50 for adults, and are available from the Customs House box office on 454 1234.

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