Charity night for little Talia

Paul Hopper with one of the posters to promote a charity night in aid of Talia Foster
Paul Hopper with one of the posters to promote a charity night in aid of Talia Foster

PEOPLE are being urged to enjoy a night of live music to help raise money for a brave toddler.

The Mayfair Centre, in Seaton Carew, has organised their own Motown and soul night to help Hartlepool youngster Talia Foster.

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The courageous two-year-old is battling a series of conditions including epilepsy and faces a daily ordeal of multiple seizures and physiotherapy.

Talia is unable to sit or walk unaided and has severe learning problems, while she also has a reduction in her white brain matter which affects its growth.

Despite her setbacks, she has amazed doctors by showing signs of progress.

Her proud parents, Clair, 36, and Brendan, 35, from Owton Manor, Hartlepool, are hoping to raise £1,800 to send the youngster to a specialist centre in Oxfordshire for treatment.

In past weeks, the Mail has featured a number of kindhearted fundraisers from throughout the town who are doing their bit to help Talia.

And Paul Hopper, owner of the Mayfair Centre, said he was proud to be helping the cause.

Paul, 54, said: “The Mayfair Centre has a proud history of raising thousands of pounds for charity.

“Talia is obviously a very brave youngster and for us to be able to help, in any way at all, is brilliant.”

The charity night at the centre, in Tees Road, will take place on Saturday, March 19, from 7.30pm to midnight.

Live music on the night will be provided by Soulution and there will also be a raffle and disco.

Tickets, priced at £8 are available from the centre.

Paul added: “It promises to be a great night.

“The music is fantastic and hopefully people will come and enjoy what’s on offer.”