Dancing helps raise funds for Jack
A DANCE night was held to raise money to give a Whitchurch boy the chance to dance by himself.
Jack Rooke loves music but has cerebral palsy which means he cannot walk or dance on his own.
His family is raising £35,000 to fund life-changing surgery that should enable him to do the sort of things his friends able to do.
The Jack's Will To Dance night was held at Canvas, above the Slug and Lettuce, on Saturday.
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It was organised to raise money for the four-year-old to have the operation, which is not routinely funded by the NHS, at Frenchay Hospital.
Among the DJs who played at the house music event were Tristan B from BCFM, Craig Brown who plays at Banjax and Leon Henry, Shaun Para, and Seb Christie from We Funk, Ship Wrecked.
Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery has been available at Frenchay for 18 months and children across the country have benefited from the procedure which involves cutting the nerves in the spinal cord to reduce the tightness in the muscles of children with cerebral palsy.
The money raised by Jack's dad Sam, mum Hannah Trimby, and friends and family will fund the operation as well as paying for the intensive physiotherapy the youngster will need afterwards to give him the best chance of walking by himself.