Jon and Rachael Sweeney organised a charity rock and roll night at their local social club on Saturday 29 October. Their son, Oliver, has nystagmus. They wanted to raise money for the Nystagmus Network to give something back after the support and information they received. Jon says:
“I had never heard of Nystagmus until our Ollie came along but with the help of The Nystagmus Network we have a better understanding of this condition.”
Not only did they invite all their friends and family to come along for the party, but Rachael set about contacting local businesses and theatres asking if they’d contribute a raffle prize.
“I wanted to raise as much money as possible for this charity.”
The couple set up a Justgiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jon-sweeney1 and on the night itself raised a whopping £1,403 in cash.
A huge thank you to Rachael and Jon and all their supporters.