On Sunday 28th July, Georgia, one of our teachers will be holding a very special SUPERHERO Art Party from 2.30-5.30pm at Lavender Leonardos in aid of a very special charity- ‘Joey’s Fund’. Tragically some of Georgia’s good friends lost their beautiful baby boy to an extremely rare form of cancer at only 10months old, and so we hope to help raise funds through the party, towards research into this, as yet, unknown cancer.
Children attending the party can come dressed as superheroes if they wish and our teachers Georgia and Joella will be too! (We’re sure this will bring much amusement to the children!) Our afternoon will be filled with superhero art!! Children will create their own superhero drawing as well as a mask! There will be party food, juice, and party bags for everyone attending! It’s set to be a wonderful afternoon for an incredibly important cause, and Georgia would be so touched if we could all be superheroes, and collectively raise some money in memory of baby Joey.
If you’d like to book a place please contact Georgia on firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you can reach her at the studio on 07580597342. There is a suggested donation of £35 per child. Alternatively if you’d like to donate please go to https://www.gkcct.org/joeys-fund
We have included a little information about Joey and his story below, taken from the fund created by his family.
Many thanks 💛
‘Joey was diagnosed in March 2018 with an extra-renal rhabdoid tumour. The cancer had also already spread to his lungs and lymph nodes in such a short amount of time, thus demonstrating how aggressive and rapid-growing this type of cancer can be. Rhabdoids are extremely rare forms of cancer, mainly affecting 0 -5 year olds. The cancer can learn to evade whatever treatment is currently available and, because of its rarity and how aggressive it is, there is no specific treatment for ERRT and any other form of rhabdoid tumour.
Joey died in September 2018 - 6 months after starting treatment. The disease in Joey’s lungs was just too strong for the current treatment available for ERRT. There is no specific treatment for this kind of cancer - the one available is borrowed from the treatment of another kind of cancer, for want of something better.
Due to the rarity of rhabdoids, there is relatively little research done to find a cure. We have therefore set up this fund with the help of Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust to try and help finance much needed research towards rhabdoid tumours and how to treat them in the hope that there comes a day where the odds of survival are more favourable.’