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Conga event to fundraise for Gravesend youngster Stacey Mowle's operation

PUBLISHED: 09:25 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:22 22 July 2013

Stacey Mowle

Stacey Mowle

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Organisers are gearing up for a record-breaking conga event to raise money for an operation for a Gravesend youngster.

Stacey Mowle, seven, has a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma, of which there are 100 cases a year in the UK.

Her family is desperately trying to raise £500,000 for treatment which is only available in the USA.

And a family friend is hoping to raise funds through the Conga4Stacey event he has organised for Sunday, August 4, at Gravesend Rugby Club.

Steve Nash said: “It started off as a small fundraiser, but has now become a festival and we are expecting about 1,500 people.

“Just by paying a small fee visitors get to be entertained for the day and have a family day out while raising money for Stacey.”

It runs from 11.30am - entry costs £4 before 12.30pm and £6 afterwards. The organisers hope the conga makes the Guinness World Records.

The conga formation, introduced by former Bucks Fizz star Cheryl Baker, will be from 12.30pm.

The event will also include performances from the Black Knights brass band, Team Kaizen Dance Academy, Abba Gold, and the Ryan Bennett Band.

Visit thestaceymowleappeal.co.uk/2.html for more information about the cause.

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