Rolling back the years for little Alex

Joan Leese and Sandra Pointon from Castleford, who have raised almost �10,000 for 3 year old Alex Craven who has Cerebral Palsy'Picture by Dean Atkins
Joan Leese and Sandra Pointon from Castleford, who have raised almost �10,000 for 3 year old Alex Craven who has Cerebral Palsy'Picture by Dean Atkins

A night of bygone hits, dancing and laughter will help raise money for a little boy who can’t walk.

Friends Joan Leese and Sandra Pointon have organised a 60s-themed fundraising event for three-year-old Alex Craven, who was born with cerebral palsy.

The retro night, at Roundhill Working Men’s Club in Castleford, is the sixth fundraising event the pair have organised in as many years.

Mrs Leese, of Heald Street, Castleford, said: “We wanted to help out any way that we could. He’s a local boy and it’s a nice thing to do because his family needs a lot of money for his treatment, which they have to find themselves.”

Alex, who lives in Glass Houghton, is undergoing groundbreaking therapy three times a year to help with his condition.

The women have raised more than £8,000 through a string of events for charities including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice and Helping Arts.

All 150 tickets for the event, on Friday, April 17, have been sold.