The Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation, set-up by on-loan Nottingham Forest striker Billy Sharp, will be staging its inaugural charity dinner next month.The event, which will take place at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on Wednesday, November 14, will see a number of special guests attending including former England and Southampton striker Matt Le Tisser.
The charity was set up by Billy and his partner Jade Fair in memory of their son Luey Jacob, who sadly died last year just two days old.
The Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation has been established to make a difference to families affected by Gastroschisis.
Gastroschisis is a condition usually picked up by week 14 in pregnancy and the cause of which is still unknown.
The Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation is hoping to raise awareness of the condition and is also campaigning for care of pregnant mothers carrying babies with the condition.
The couple have worked tirelessly to launch the Foundation and the dinner at the Keepmoat will be the first event they have held in aid of the charity.
Jade said: “We are hoping to raise £10,000 at the event for the Foundation and are holding a charity auction on the night with lots including football memorabilia, the chance to drive a Mercedes for the weekend and over-night stays in exclusive hotels.
“We are incredibly passionate about the charity and hope that the event raises as much money as possible and increases awareness about Gastroschisis.”
Tickets for the event, which includes a fantastic three course meal, are priced at £40 +VAT per person and are available from Doncaster Rovers FC.