X-Factor hopefuls Rough Copy and England U21 star Nathaniel Chalobah attend charity event
Back (L-R) Brian Sewell, Brae Sewell, Siobhan Kelly and Broghan Sewell (Front L-R) Danielle Sewell, Alecia Yarlett and Lian Yarlett.
Hundreds of family and friends as well as an England U-21 international helped raise money for charity this weekend.
Brae Sewell, 4, of Purley suffers from a rare genetic condition called Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) which causes severe disability in children and shortens lives.
His parents, Brian Sewell and Siobhan Kelly, organised a fundraising event on Saturday and raised more than £2,300 for the charity A-T Society.
Chelsea and England U-21 star Nathaniel Chalobah turned up to the event, as well as Croydon’s X-Factor boyband Rough Copy.
Football shirts from Robin Van Persie, Kieron Gibbs and Ashley Cole were also donated as part of the charity auction.
Brae Sewell was nominated for a Croydon Champions child of courage award earlier this year.
Dad Brian said: “It was a great day and we managed to beat our total from last year.
“A special thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success and those who came along including Rough Copy and Nathaniel Chalobah.
“We managed to raise £2365 despite the rain which is great. This money is essential as it goes towards funding research to improve the lives of those with AT and eventually finding a cure.”
See videos from the event below.
Rough Copy perform their audition song.
Video from the event.