Grandmother’s spring fair raises funds for brave Jack

The Zammett family
The Zammett family

The grandmother of a little boy who is due to have invasive brain surgery is organising a spring fair next month to raise vital funds.

Four-year-old Jack Zammett, of Queens Road, Banbury, suffered an extensive stroke at birth. This resulted in a number of serious health complications such as visual impairment, cerebral palsy and behavioural problems. He also experiences about 20 epileptic seizures per day.

Jack is due for rare and invasive brain surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London in May and his upcoming operation and rehabilitation has seen relatives, friends and neighbours pull together to raise money.

His grandmother Gill Zammett, who is organising the fair in Mollington Village Hall on Saturday, April 5 with the help of friends, said the aim to is to buy Jack a disabled tricycle in due course but also to put some funds aside for accommodation expenses while the family is in London. She said: “Every penny we raise will go towards Jack’s wellbeing.” The free entry event will take place from 2pm-4pm and there will a range of goods on offer including books, jewellery, jams as well as tea, coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits.

Funky Pants Music and Dance will be also be at the hall to entertain children and there will be a Name the Teddy Bear stall.

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