A CHARITY ball with a Hallowe’en theme will be held in Wirral this weekend in honour of a boy with a rare muscle wasting condition.
The event on Saturday (October 5) is in aid of four-year-old William Magee from Prenton.
William’s mum, Kelly, and her family are committed to raising money to fund research into Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, a progressive genetic illness in which sufferers’ muscles gradually deteriorate.
The charity night has been organised by Kelly’s old school friend Stephanie Hughes, who read about William in the Wirral News last year. The pair attended Oldershaw school in Wallasey.
“I was keen to help Kelly and wanted to organise an event in aid of her charity, Save William, and Duchenne Now.”
William has just started school at Prenton Primary.
Kelly said: “William is showing the signs of Duchenne. He is falling over all the time and is always tired.
“He only does mornings at school but he's worn out by the afternoon. School is taking its toll on him.”
The Hallowe’en ball is in Leasowe Castle from 7pm until 1am.
There will be a fancy dress competition, a charity auction and raffle prizes.
Tickets cost £20 which includes a welcome drink, evening meal, and entertainment. For tickets, call 07980 548196.
An online petition has been set up to urge the government to fund research into Duchenne. To sign visit epetitions. direct.gov.uk/petitions/ 54373