Rod helps Finley achieve another little adventure
6:20am Tuesday 15th July 2014 in North West
A ROD STEWART tribute has helped Finley McDonald achieve another little adventure – just days after he was released from hospital.
Look-a-like Des Martine sang for four-year-old Finley at a fundraising event organised by his family at Leigh Miners Rangers.
Finley’s mum Nicola Shaw only realised after the event that Des had been in hospital just days before with a perforated ulcer after previously having half his lung removed in February and recovering from cancer.
She said: “It was a lovely moment when Rod sang to Finley and everyone was up on the dance floor -he created such a wonderful memory for everyone and it was very emotional.
“Despite only getting out of hospital the Tuesday before, he still came to do Finley’s event for free so that we had more towards his charities.
“What a superhero and a true gent. He was amazing and Finley had a brilliant night.”
“The whole evening was amazing. We have had so much support off so many local businesses the list goes on and on so many to people to thank, we feel blown away.”
Finley was born with half a heart and his mum and dad, Gary Jones, decided they wanted to do as much as they could with him before his fifth heart operation in October.
They started the Finster’s little adventures Facebook page and began to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Little Hearts Matter who have helped Finley realise some of his dreams.
“Paul and Samantha Anderson, Penny Rowley, Rebecca Foy, Marie and Tommy Martyn all helped us organise the event in such a short period of time and it was a huge success as we raised a massive £3,170. I’m so very proud of these guys for pulling this off.”
To find out more, visit the Finster’s little adventures Facebook page.