I’m sure many of you will be aware of the Vanessa Riddle appeal which has featured in the comments page in recent weeks. Vanessa was diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer in 2009 but after extensive and difficult treatment received the all clear 17 months ago. Last month her parents received news that she had suffered a relapse and that no suitable treatment was available in the UK. Treatment is available in Philadelphia at a cost of £500,000.
Although the diagnosis is only a few weeks old the fundraising effort to send Vanessa to Philadelphia has already raised over £137k with increasing numbers of people becoming aware of the need on a daily basis (CQN’er, Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan is not a man to be denied).
To help raise awareness and funds, Taggsybhoy has booked Jury’s Inn, Glasgow, two nights next month, one of which, Saturday 11th February, he will hold a Music Quiz for the CQN community, with all proceeds going to the Vanessa Riddle Appeal. You may have heard mention of the appeal but if you have not caught the details take a moment to update yourself here. Getting involved is as part of your Celtic heritage as green and white hoops. Don’t forget to book for the quiz, there’s a limit of 70 people for the room so you can’t turn up unannounced. We’re home to the Highanders that day.
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