Fundraiser com­ing

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Five- year- old Jonny Loomans has a per­son­al­ity and a hu­mour to match.

His teach­ers at Kids on Broad­way say it has been a plea­sure hav­ing him at their cen­tre over the last three years.

Sadly, two days be­fore Christ­mas last year, they got the news that Jonny had been di­ag­nosed with brain tu­mours.

Within days, Jonny had to un­dergo ma­jor surgery and start the long process of ra­dio­ther­apy, chemo­ther­apy and count­less other treat­ments.

His fam­ily has spent much of this year trav­el­ling to Auck­land’s Star­ship Hos­pi­tal and stay­ing at Ron­ald McDon­ald House.

Jonny’s par­ents David Loomans and Michelle Cooper Loomans have lived in Mata­mata most of their lives and are ac­tively in­volved in the com­mu­nity.

With that in mind, fam­i­lies and teach­ers at Kids on Broad­way have come to­gether to show their sup­port for Jonny and his fam­ily.

They are or­gan­is­ing a mixed auc­tion evening at the Mata­mata United Sports Clu­b­rooms on June 22.

To make the evening a suc­cess, they will need help from the lo­cal com­mu­nity and are seek­ing do­na­tions of prod­ucts, ser­vices and vouch­ers.

Tick­ets for the auc­tion evening are now on sale at Fraser Take Note on Arawa St and Kids on Broad­way for $35. This price in­cludes a com­pli­men­tary drink, light din­ner and en­ter­tain­ment.

Kids on Broad­way would like to thank West­pac, whose staff will be hold­ing a sausage siz­zle for Jonny out­side their branch on Fri­day, June 21.

They would also like to thank United Mata­mata Sports for pro­vid­ing their venue and ser­vices free of charge. Cooper cheeky sense of

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