Community rallies together to bring in money for Sam

APPEAL Sam John with parents Steve and Vicki and brother Matt. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs  (13728-6)
APPEAL Sam John with parents Steve and Vicki and brother Matt. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (13728-6)
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EVENTS are now coming in thick and fast to help raise money in a bid to save teenager Sam John’s life.

From discos to bag packing events, bring-and-buy sales and ghost walks, a range of activities are taking place to generate money for 16-year-old Sam.

As previously mentioned, Sam was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour when he was just nine years old.

Earlier this month tests revealed the tumour had started growing again.

His only hope to stop it from growing further is to have life-saving treatment called proton beam therapy.

But the special radiotherapy is not available in the UK, and the family, from Albert Road, Fareham, need to go to America.

The treatment costs upwards of £100,000, and the Johns are waiting to see if the NHS can pay.

So far around £12,000 has been raised through donations and events to the Mission for Sam appeal.

Here is a list of some of the events coming up:

On Friday, March 29, there will be a themed disco at Fareham Working Mens Club, Mill Road, Fareham.

Saturday, March 30 sees volunteers helping with bag packing in Tesco, Fareham, in return for a donation,

On Friday, April 5, a family fun day takes place from midday to 3pm, and a live music and fun night takes place from 7pm to midnight at Hill Park Working Men’s Club, Highland Road, Fareham

On Friday, April 5, there will be a ghost walk, in Holly Hill, Warsash, from 7pm.

On Saturday, April 6, there will be a bring and buy sale at Crofton Community Association, Stubbington Lane, Stubbington from 10am to 2pm.

Sunday, April 7 sees a skittles night at The Crofton Pub, Crofton Lane, Fareham from 3pm. On Sunday, April 14, there will be a cake sale at The Bugle Hotel, The Square, Titchfield

And on Saturday, April 20, a Jam for Sam event takes place, at Crofton Club, Titchfield Road, Stubbington, from 7pm.

Donations can be made online through the Paypal account

And they can also be made through LloydsTSB banks. The account name is Mission for Sam, sort code 30-93-17 and account number 47629968.

There is also a website with more information which can be found at