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 are £10 (price includes a hot dog).
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 has been made to local businesses to donate raffle and auction prizes, with a number already having done so.
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 said: “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.
“A few us also did a shopping packing event at Morrisons on Saturday, October 24 and raised £253 for three hours’ packing.”
For tickets or more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mr Piskula on 07545 255672.