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WeeOscar4Life Campaign helps raise in excess of £40,000 as it Steps up fundraising to Next Level

WeeOscar4Life Campaign Confirms Commitment to Directly Supporting Wee Oscar Knox and his Family Through Treatment

 
PRLog - Oct. 12, 2012 - Glasgow, Scotland – WeeOscar4Life, a campaign set up to raise money for the Oscar Knox Appeal, has today announced its commitment to the cause along with details of its next fund-raising event. On Saturday, 17th November 2012, the campaign team will host an exciting race night at the Kerrydale Suite, Celtic Park which promises to be a night to remember! The evening commences at 7pm, with the first race at 7.30pm. Guests will be treated to an entertaining night of racing, as well as an auction and raffle with outstanding prizes; which will both delight the winners and raise money for the campaign.

Wee Oscar and his family flew to Philadelphia on the 6th October to start Wee Oscar’s potentially lifesaving Immunotherapy treatment, unfortunately due to health complications Wee Oscar was rushed into Intensive Care and it appears that these complications have shattered the prospect of receiving this immunotherapy treatment in Philadelphia. The family have said that as soon as Oscar is strong enough they will fly back to the UK. However the fight is not over; other options are being explored and the fight will go on to give Wee Oscar the best chance of beating his neuroblastoma.

The events from the last few days have strengthened the WeeOscar4Life Campaign’s resolve to ensure maximum support for Wee Oscar and his family throughout Oscar’s treatment. Set-backs such as this mean that it’s now more important than ever to raise additional funds. The team are proud to have already raised a staggering £40,000 for the Oscar Knox Appeal and are even more determined than ever to now directly support Wee Oscar and his family during his continued treatment.

“Everybody has been really amazing in the support they have shown Wee Oscar” says Lisa Hague, patron of the WeeOscar4Life campaign, and partner of Celtic and Scotland player Kris Commons. “This is the next stage in our fundraising which will directly support Wee Oscar and his family throughout the treatment and we implore people to keep giving to this incredibly worthwhile appeal.”

Local footballing hero, former Celtic Club Captain, Tom Boyd, has also confirmed his commitment to the cause. “It will be my pleasure to support the WeeOscar4Life campaign by attending the race night next month. The backing shown by the Celtic Family already has been nothing short of extraordinary, and has inspired many of us to get involved and help this family through such an abysmal time.”

Kris Commons added “Last month, an incredible £32K was raised in just two hours through bucket collections before the Celtic game against Dundee. Everyone is really getting behind this appeal and we want to make sure that Wee Oscar stands the best chance of beating his neuroblastoma.” He continues “The players at Celtic are keen to help Wee Oscar, we managed to raise over £1k just from donations from the first team, everyone was happy to part with £100 from their salaries. We’re determined to raise even more on the 17th November.”

Lisa concludes “WeeOscar4Life always has and continues to support the Oscar Knox Appeal, and we urge for donations to continue. This recent turn of events just reaffirms to us that our decision to support the family directly was 100% correct! This is not the end – it’s just the beginning.”

For more information, or to book tickets for the race night please email WeeOscar4Life@gmail.com quoting 'Race Night' in the subject field or alternatively call the team on 07595 015203.

Press contacts should be co-ordinated via Paula Elliott, C8 Consulting Ltd on +44 (0) 118 900 1134.

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