Brave youngster raises thousands for Charlie Bear

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A YOUNGSTER winning his battle against a brain tumour had further cause to celebrate on Monday after raising thousands of pounds for a cancer charity by holding a fun day.

Cory Davison, of Blyth, is in remission after undergoing chemotherapy to treat an aggressive tumour wrapped around his brain stem, and the seven-year-old and his family are now raising cash for Charlie Bear for Cancer Care.

The charity is aiming to raise £3m to buy new equipment for the cancer treatment centre at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital.

This week’s festival fun day, including the now annual Cory United Cup, held at Blyth Town’s ground at South Newsham playing fields, raised more than £3,000 for the charity.

Cory’s grandad Ted said: “It was a great day, and the weather stayed fine for most of the day.

“A massive thanks to the footballers, seniors and juniors, for making the day, all the match officials, Ken the scorer, St John Ambulance, Radio Lollipop, Jump About, John Scott, all the buskers and bands, all the sponsors, and all the staff at Blyth Town FC.”

The money raised will go towards a piece of machinery needed to provide so-called cyber-surgery for patients at the Freeman.

Cory’s Spartans were named the winners, with Blyth Town FC coming runners-up.

Blyth Town Whites, including Cory’s elder brother Liam, won the under-10s five-a-side competition.

Cory’s dad Steven was the top scorer and took home the golden boot award and prize for goal of the tournament, and the player of the tournament was Lee Mason.

To add to the amount already raised, visit www.justgiving.com/charliebear