Silverstone Grand Prix tickets auctioned for SophieBy Stephen Lloyd
July 04, 2012
TWO VIP tickets to this weekend's Silverstone Grand Prix are up for grabs in a bid to raise money for a two-year-old cancer sufferer from Church Crookham.
Law firm Prolegal is offering the tickets, which are worth £2,000 each and include a meeting with Britain's McLaren driver Jenson Button, to raise money for Sophie Roberts to have a life-saving operation in America.
The auction closes on Thursday (July 5) and the highest bid will be announced at midday on Friday.
To make a bid for the tickets, visit www.prolegal.co.uk/about-us/charity-auction.htm.
Sophie was diagnosed with a rare form of liver and lung cancer in June 2011, and parents Andrew and Ruth Roberts were told she had only a 30% chance of survival.
Doctors have said the only way to save her is to have ground-breaking surgery at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre.
Mr and Mrs Roberts have re-mortgaged their home on the Zebon Copse estate in Church Crookham and by Tuesday (July 3) their fundraising target stood at more than £249,000.
Sophie is now due to have her life-saving operation on July 26.
Meanwhile, Prolegal has put up the tickets to help raise money for both Sophie and Kids’n'Cancer, a charity designed to help children in the UK receive Proton Therapy treatment for their cancers and tumours.