A night with the stars raises £7.5k for unit

Chorley Builidng Society 'Glitz n Britz' fundraiser at Reebok Stadium''Celebrities
Chorley Builidng Society 'Glitz n Britz' fundraiser at Reebok Stadium''Celebrities
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A fundraising night on behalf of a man battling a brain tumour is thought to heave raised £7,500 for the hospital credited with saving his life.

As revealed in last week’s Guardian, 20-year-old Ross Tomlinson was the guest of honour at a fundraising ‘Glitz n Britz’ gala charity evening on May 6 organised by Chorley Building Society, where his mother works.

Building society staff are trying to raise £20,000 for the Young Oncology Unit at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, where he’s being treated.

Ross lives in Church Road, Leyland, and staff at Chorley Building Society hope the night will have raised between £7,000-£8,000.

Stars of Coronation Street, Shameless, Benidorm and Phoenix Nights all attended the gala evening at the DeVere Venues White Hotel, in Bolton.

Corrie star Chesney Brown, played by the teenage actor Sam Aston, was one of a galaxy of stars to support the fundraiser.

On the night former Balshaw’s High School pupil Ross presented a cheque for £12,000 to staff at the Christie Hospital after completing a skydive.

The latest scans show that three per cent of the cancer remains in Ross’ bone marrow and he’s currently on a maintenance chemotherapy programme.

The building society is continuing with its fundraising campaign.