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