Let's Back Zac: Money still flooding in for Broseley four-year-old

Money is still flooding in to help brave Broseley four-year-old Zac Oliver get life-saving treatment in America.

People from all over Shropshire and beyond are holding events and collecting funds for Zac, who has an extremely rare form of childhood leukaemia called Near Haploid, and needs to travel to the US for specialist treatment unavailable on the NHS.

Zac's family has collected more than £288,000 of the £500,000 needed for the treatment – and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Mark Garbett, Zac's father, said it was amazing to see how far the cause has spread.

"I think it's almost bigger than we think it is," he said.

Zac with his mother, Hannah Oliver-Willets, and supporters

"It's absolutely incredible to see how far it has reached and that it is now among the inner circles of celebrities.

"We've now had donations from all over the world, from places as far as Saudi Arabia and Australia.

"It's very heart-warming to know Zac is in the mind of so many people and it's touched us to see people such as Jonathan Ross and Stiliyan Petrov find out about Zac and donate."

Advertising

There will be a Wear Red for Zac fashion show on Sunday at Telford's International Centre, starting at 7pm.

It will be the perfect end to a Zac-focussed day, with hundreds of people gathering in Telford Town Park for Zacfest.

As well as live music and activities, the festival will be the site of a record-breaking attempt with a difference. The crowd will try to become the most people to sing Baby Shark at once.

Advertising

How you can help:

Money is still flooding in for the cause, with businesses raising thousands of pounds.

Syspal, in Broseley, has donated £2,000, with employees raising £570 from a cake sale.

JBS Kickboxing held a kickathon to help raise funds for Zac and collected £1,000.

More Zac news:

Bridgnorth Running Club held its own Wear Red For Zac event, with more than 40 people getting involved, raising more than £250.

Club member Nina Williams said: "There was a fantastic turn out from the running club and I want to thank everyone who came and donated.

"We raised £251.67 and there is still a bit more to come in from members who couldn’t make it and we will combine this with the £110 which club member Dana Power raised when he completed a walk up the steps of Bridgnorth dressed as Puff the Dragon.”




Date: 10 October 2018 | Source: Shropshire Star

More Telford News

 Addict used elderly patient's stolen bank card to buy £46 takeaway

A drug addict used a hospital patient’s stolen bank card to pay for takeaw..

 Sports Direct takes a hit from House of Fraser rescue

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley said the company faces "significant challen..

 Animal magic! Fran transforms Telford bus shelter with wildlife mural

A passionate painter is in the process of decorating a Telford bus shelter..

 Police appeal after Telford shop assaults

Two women attempted to steal from a Telford supermarket before attacking t..

 School steps in to help toy appeal

Youngsters at a Shropshire school have come on board with our Christmas To..

 Man in critical condition after Telford hit and run

A man is in critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Tel..
View More

More UK News

Why is Jeremy Corbyn not trying to topple Theresa May right now?

Jeremy Corbyn is being urged to call a no-confidence vote in the PM by other opposition parties

Meat or two veg? Find out your food's climate footprint

Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink

Christmas Jumper Day: Who wins, retailers or charity?

The festive campaign has become an annual event, but who's the real winner - retailers or charity

Letter to Santa found after 120 years on display in Canterbury

The note from a five-year-old girl was discovered inside a book donated to a charity shop

Sheffield tree felling compromise agreement

An agreement has been has been reached in Sheffield's long-running tree felling ro
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

01 Jan 2019

Friday 1 February 7.30pm


Advance: £18

On the door: £20

View Details

06 Jan 2019

6:30pm


Tickets from £10

View Details

11 Jan 2019

Friday 11 January 7.30pm


Adult £15

Child/Concession £14

Family of 4 (minimum 2 children) £52

View Details

16 Jan 2019

7:30pm


Tickets £21.50

View Details

19 Jan 2019

Saturday 19 January 7.30pm


Tickets £25

View Details
View More