Lee’s £500 plus for Bluebell Wood

The Monkwood landlord Paul Stobbart (c) is hosting a charity night for bluebell wood for Lee Gambles, 15, (l), of Rawmarsh who will also sing with Ian Davies, of Rawmarsh. Picture: Andrew Roe
The Monkwood landlord Paul Stobbart (c) is hosting a charity night for bluebell wood for Lee Gambles, 15, (l), of Rawmarsh who will also sing with Ian Davies, of Rawmarsh. Picture: Andrew Roe

Over £500 has been raised for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by a fun evening organised originally for a Rawmarsh teenager.

The function at the Monkwood pub, Rawmarsh, took place on Saturday and was planned to raise cashfor Lee Gambles, 15, of Mallory Road, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Lee suffered severe illness recently and spent nine critical weeks in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Now recovering at home,. Lee, who sang with entertainer Ian Davies, and had his head shaved for sponsor money at Saturday’s function, decided the money should go to Bluebell Wood.

Monkwood landlord Paul Stobbart said: “Everyone who came along contributed and it was a good night that may become an annual event.

“We raised £300 on the night and expect that to double once sponsorship cash comes in. Some of the lads had body waxes along with Lee’s headshave, and the raffle was a big success.”

Lee, who attends Rawmarsh Community School when able, is wheelchair bound due to Duchennes, but enjoys music and singing as his main hobby.

There is no cure for the degenerative condition. Lee has very little movement but is a popular regular visitor to the Monkwood with his family.