Celtic fundraiser nets £27k for Wee Oscar’s campaign

THE Glasgow-based WeeOscar4Life Campaign has raised a massive £27,000 for the Oscar Knox Appeal.

Around 400 people helped raise the cash at a Race Night and Auction held at Celtic Park on November 17. The event, attended by Oscar’s dad Stephen, raised an astonishing £27,350.

Thanking everyone involved in the fundraiser, Stephen said: “Oscar’s fight goes on and we will continue to take advice from his doctors regarding future treatment paths.”

The four-year-old Glengormley boy has been bravely battling neuroblastoma - a form of cancer - for over and year and is still undergoing treatment at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Unfortunately, due to health complications, he was unable to undergo a planned programme of specialist immunotherapy treatment in the USA last month. However, the medical bills run up during his stay in hospital in Philadelphia could cost as much as £400,000.

Fundraisers have already raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Wee Oscar’s appeal and the Neuroblastoma Alliance UK, but the push for cash continues.

For information about future fundraising events being planned by the WeeOscar4Life Campaign email weeoscar4life@gmail.com