Music gig raises thousands for tot’s prosthetic limbs

A MUSIC gig has raised more than �3500 to help pay for a four-year-old’s prosthetic limbs, after he contracted meningitis and lost both hands and both legs.

Marshall Janson’s family have set up a charity called Handstand in a bid to raise the �900,000 needed for prosthetic limbs as he grows up.

Beckie Philpott runs The White Hart Hotel on North Bridge Street in Shefford, and Marshall is her auntie’s nephew.

She held a music gig at the pub, raising �3686 for the cause.

The line-up for the event included The Soul Man, The Revolutions, Mandy (Amy Winehouse tribute), Wise Old Owls, Tie One On, The Crooner (Paul Adams), and XL5.


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There was also a bouncy castle, face painting, bungee run, magician, beer tent and barbecue.

She said: “It went really well. We had about 300 people through the door, which is a lot more than we were expecting.”

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The fund to cover the costs of Marshall’s prosthetic limbs as he grows up currently stands at �300,000.

In order to meet the expected cost of Marshall’s rehabilitation, the appeal needs to raise a further �600,000.

For more information about Handstand, or to find out how to make a donation to the appeal, visit www.handstand.org.uk You can also visit the appeal’s Facebook page by typing ‘Handstand Appeal’ into the Facebook search bar.

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