�1,100 raised for five year old cancer sufferer by Exmouth bistro

Exmouth musicians have rallied to raise �1,100 for a five-year-old cancer sufferer

The cheque was presented to the grandparents of Lucas Thomson, who is undergoing treatment for a very rare form of cancer.

Exmouth music lovers Liz and Ian Thomson, who have, for many years, supported and encouraged the town’s music community, received the cheque.

Lucas suffers from Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the bladder that affects children under 10.

The money was raised earlier this month when six local bands took part in a concert at The Grapevine, Victoria Road.

As UK treatment would have involved removal of the bladder, he has undergone specialist surgery in Paris, funded by the NHS.

However, his family needs funds to be with him and support him during post-operative treatment.

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Grandad Ian said: “This really restores your faith in human nature. My son and all the family are over the moon that people are coming forward and are willing to do this – how we feel is difficult to put into words.”

The event included performances by Souled, Adam Sweet, the Chicken Slacks, Sam Green, the Walk Hards and The Maguires.

Additional contributions were made by artist Michael Buckland, photographer Edd King, Ben Waring from Safeguard Security, Hands-on Health and the Grapevine.

Lucas is shortly to undergo a further round of chemotherapy and is doing well.