A CHOCOLATE pizza has been created to help raise funds for a boy suffering from a life-threatening brain tumour.
Little Cory Davison was diagnosed with a tumour the size of a plum wrapped around his brain stem in February after months of feeling unwell.
The brave seven-year-old, of Pecket Close in Blyth, underwent a six-hour operation to remove the tumour, spending several days in intensive care before undergoing gruelling radiotherapy treatment.
Cory’s family are now raising funds to help other children in similar situations.
Grandad Ted, 64, created two Facebook groups – We Love Cory Davison, to let people around the world know how the youngster is getting on, and Cory United.
Ted said: “Cory United stands for U ‘n’ I, Ted, and is designed to raise funds to help children and families during difficult times.
“The group has over 170 members who want to help Cory and people like him.
“He has caught the imagination of many people, and prayers have been said for him in several churches in Blyth, from St Bede’s to St Wilfrid’s.”
Through the page, Checker’s takeaway in Blyth, arranged for Cory and his siblings – twin brother Cain, Demi, 11, and Liam, nine – to create a chocolate pizza for them to sell to raise funds.
“These exclusive chocolate pizzas went on sale on Friday, which was Cain and Cory’s seventh birthday, and for each pizza sold, Checker’s will donate an amount to the Cory United Fund, which is fantastic,” said Ted.
Checkers will donate £2 for every 10in chocolate pizza and £2.50 from every 12in one sold to the fund. They cost £6 and £6.50 respectively.
The pizzas are just one of many fundraising activities taking place across Blyth.
On Sunday, June 26, a sponsored walk is being held along the beach at Blyth, starting at 10am at the bandstand and heading to Seaton Sluice.
Ted added: “Currently, we have 24 adults and 35 children taking part, with lots more to come.
“Facebook group members from Southampton, Doncaster, Aberdeen, Manchester, Sheffield, Mirfield, Ontario, New Zealand and Istanbul have expressed a desire to walk near where they live because they cannot walk on Blyth Beach, so people will be taking part across the world.”
For more details visit the Cory United page on Facebook.