DINNER, drinks and dancing will be on the cards for a charity fundraiser to support a six-year-old boy.

As previously reported in The Gazette, Oliver Warner was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma – a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue - in 2016 a few weeks before his third birthday, after falling ill at the end of 2015.

Since hearing of the diagnosis, the Warner family of Farriers Close, Bramley, have been raising funds so their son can undergo experimental antibody treatment in Barcelona.

With the Bramley CofE Primary School pupil currently undergoing treatment, fundraising events are still being held to support the campaign.

The latest will be a charity ball, with an auction, raffle prizes and photo booths for all the guests to enjoy.

The event has been organised by family friend Lauren Nash, who said she just wanted to take a bit of the burden away from the Warner family.

“I have never done anything like this before,” the 34-year-old told The Gazette.

“It has been a lot more organisation and preparation than I had thought, and it can be tough at times making sure everything is in place.

“That being said it is nothing compared to what Jo and Matt are going through, so if by helping organise this event it takes a bit of pressure off them, then I am happy to help.”

Lauren said that as well as raising money to go towards Oliver’s treatment she wants the ball to be a chance to celebrate te six-year-olds battle and the “brave journey” he is going through.

The event will be held on Saturday, 6 April at Trunkwell House in Beech Hill, near Reading.

Tickets to the ball cost £55 with all the money going towards Oliver’s fight again neuroblastoma.

For more information or to reserve a ticket email oliverwarnercharityball@gmail.com.