A FUNDRAISING meal to raise money for a boy fighting a rare form of cancer raised more than £1,000.

The Kings Head hotel in Cross Street, Abergavenny donated takings from the fundraising event on Sunday to an appeal for two-year-old Jacob Jones who has been diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma.

A three-course meal was on offer to diners costing £19.95, with the total raised £1,021 including a £50 donation from Abergavenny Round Table. Money raised will go towards a family appeal to raise £250,000 so that Jacob can receive specialist treatment in America which is not available on the NHS.

A Crowdfunding page has raised £37,963 as of yesterday and further events held have raised around an extra £7,000.

Fundraisers are now launching red, rubber wristbands with Jacob’s name and the name of the condition he is fighting written on them to raise further awareness and funds.

The wristbands will be sold for £2 each.

Meanwhile yesterday, Jacob returned to hospital to undergo further chemotherapy ahead of undergoing a scan later this month.

Further events are also being planned to support the appeal. A charity night will take place at the Kings Arms Hotel in Nevill Street, Abergavenny, on Saturday, March 24 from 7pm.

Music, dancing and other entertainments including a fun auction will be among the attraction at the event.

Meanwhile at The Bailey Pub and Sports Bar in Hereford Road, Abergavenny, star of The Voice TV show Liza Starlight will be performing at a fundraiser on March 30, starting at 9pm. Book tickets for this event by calling 01873 598121.

For details of how to buy wristbands and more information, contact the Jacob’s Fight Facebook page.