Concert in Castellón to fund brave little Nico's treatment

Concert in Castellón to fund brave little Nico's treatmentA CHARITY concert on September 19 in Castellón hopes to raise much-needed     funds to treat a little boy who is suffering from a rare form of cancer. 

Nico, from Alcossebre, urgently needs surgery and follow-up treatment in the USA,       since the type of care he requires is not available in Spain.

This said, top medics from Madrid have been in talks with the boy's parents about sourcing in the drugs and techniques necessary to save his life.

Either way, Nico's mum and dad are looking at a hefty bill to be able to save their     son. Their fund-raising efforts have been heavily supported by local people, and the latest move in the campaign to amass the money for Nico's treatment is a huge

concert in the Auditorium and Congress centre in Castellón city, featuring top local bands.

Heading up the night's repertoire is Santiago Auserón (or Juan Perro), followed by Los Perros del Boogie, Los Despeinados and Limbothèque.

Tickets cost 20 euros and are available from the venue itself, where the box office is open from Tuesday to Friday, 08.30hrs to 13.30hrs and from 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs.

They can also be purchased from El Corte Inglés, Castellón theatre, or on the internet via Servientrada. A website, www.ayudaparanico.com, gives various channels for providing donations to help the brave little boy back to recovery

More Help for Nico

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some but it proved to be a very good day for the Nico  fundraising campaign. Nico and his family were presented with 500€ by members of the Square and Compass Club of Spain which is based along the Costa Azahar. They are an English luncheon club that raises money for charity and they read about Nico in the local press. After a little detective work  and a number of telephone calls they were all able to meet up and hand over their donation to ‘Ayuda a Nico’. They were also very interested to meet all the family and chat about the progress of the campaign.

For anyone who doesn’t know, six year old Nico has a rare cancer, a neuroblastoma, and there is a big fundraising campaign to raise enough money to send him to America for the life saving  treatment he can’t receive anywhere else.

In the picture the members are, from the left: Alan and Barbara Clarke, Valerie and David Payne and Hazel and Harry Snowden. Hazel is presenting the cheque and Harry is one of the founder members. Nico and his family, parents Yolande and Pepe and sister Eva are the centre group. 

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