Fundraiser for Liv and Jasmine at Owton Manor Social Club

Liv Unwin (left) and Jasmin Sanderson
Liv Unwin (left) and Jasmin Sanderson

ONLY a few tickets remain for a fundraising evening supporting two brave town children.

Talented youngsters will star in an all-singing all-dancing show at Owton Manor Social Club to raise cash for Jasmine Sanderson and Liv Unwin.

Jasmine, six, suffers with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), a rare condition which causes bones to grow over tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles while three-year-old Liv can now pick up sounds and words clearly and has even started to talk despite medics diagnosing her as deaf when she was born three months premature.

Kindhearted residents have raised funds in force in support of Jasmine, a pupil at St John Vianney RC Primary School, in the town, to help experts continue pioneering research into the rare condition while Liv’s mum, Nicola Gibson, 35, has been on a fundraising drive of her own to support the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

Both causes are now set to benefit from tomorrow’s performance night at the club, in Wynyard Road.

Tickets have been selling extremely well but a few are still available to buy on the night.

Toni Parker-Harvey, 24, the vocal and performing arts coach of Jasmine and Liv and all of the youngsters who are taking part in the show, said: “We have had a fantastic response from people buying tickets and we are all really excited for the show now.

“Jasmine and Liv are both absolutely fantastic children, they are popular with all of the other students and they have both come on so much.

“We try to organise a few fundraising events each year and it’s lovely to be raising money for two youngsters who mean so much to us.

“We don’t have a target of how much we want to raise, just as much as we can.”

The event will get underway at 6.30pm tomorrow.

Tickets are priced at £5.50 for concessions and £6 for adults.