Sportsman’s Dinner for Dylan campaign

Dylan Parsons was diagnosed with spastic diplegia last year
Dylan Parsons was diagnosed with spastic diplegia last year

A Sportsman’s Dinner is to be held early next month in a bid to raise funds for two-year-old Peterhead boy Dylan Parsons.

Dylan was diagnosed with spastic diplegia last year and may need to travel to America to undergo corrective surgery on his spine.

The condition, the most common form of cerebral palsy, has left Dylan unable to walk normally because the muscles in his hips and legs and unusually tight.

Dylan’s parents, Jenna and Wayne, set up Facebook and JustGiving pages in a bid to raise the £50,000 required for a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation.

The operation involves cutting some of the sensory nerves in the lower spinal column to reduce stiffness, cramps and spasms.

The next major fundraiser will be the sportsman’s dinner, to be held in the town’s Waterside Inn on Saturday, February 1, at 7pm for 7.30pm.

Guest speakers for the evening will be Sandy Strang and Aberdeen FC legend, Joe Harper.

Tables of ten are available for the night, priced at £400 which includes a three-course meal.

There will also be an auction with numerous items up for grabs including a Steve Davis signed snooker cue; Rangers signed football, two tickets to any Rangers game, Colin Montgomerie signed picture and glove; Paul Lawrie signed putter; Mo Farah signed picture; Peterhead FC signed football; a corporate day at Aberdeen FC for four people, a signed, framed AFC shirt, a signed picture from Rio Ferdinand and a signed glove and title winning shorts framed from Manny Pacquiao.

There are also lots more items which will be available on the night.