Fancy dress 70s and 80s disco being held in Melton to raise funds for Stewart Sparling’s Treble One Trust

Stewart Sparling with his wife, Angie, and children Lewis and Caitlyn at a family wedding in 2013 EMN-150408-084550001

Stewart Sparling with his wife, Angie, and children Lewis and Caitlyn at a family wedding in 2013 EMN-150408-084550001

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A 70s and 80s fancy dress disco is being held to raise funds for the charity launched by former Leicestershire Police officer and Melton dad-of-two Stewart Sparling who died in June.

The ‘Night to Remember’ fundraiser has been organised by one of Stewart’s friends and former police colleague Dick Piskula. It will be held at the Market Tavern on Scalford Road on Friday, November 13, from 7.30pm until midnight. Tickets will be £10 (price includes a hot dog) and will be available to buy in the near future.

As well as the disco, with resident DJ Matt Turner, there will also be a fancy dress competition, with a prize on offer for the best dressed guest, a raffle and auction.

An appeal is being made to local businesses to donate raffle and auction prizes. The Bell Inn at Frisby has already donated a £25 voucher for a Friday steak night and The Grange Garden Centre at Asfordby Hill has donated a £30 voucher.

Leicestershire Police has agreed to print tickets and flyers for the event and organisers have also had help from the Treble One Trust - the charity which was set up by Stewart earlier this year to help fellow motor neurone disease sufferers buy specialist life-changing equipment.

Mr Piskula, who retired from the force in 2012 and who lives in Melton, said all profit from the event will go to the trust.

He added: “I knew Stewart ever since he was in the police. We worked from similar stations and we just got to know each other. Later we became police advanced drivers and crewed up together.

“There’s a group of us who used to meet up now and again and have a drink together. The trust Stewart set up is his legacy so we want to raise as much money as we can for it.”

Any local businesses which would like to donate raffle/auction prizes and anyone who would like more information about the event can email rronyag1144@gmail.com

For more about the Treble One Trust visit its Facebook page or follow on Twitter @treble1trust

To make a donation to the trust email thetrebleonetrust@hotmail.com