Family fun day in memory of Levi

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The death of a 13-year-old schoolboy from two rare forms of cancer has sparked a fund-raising campaign to help other sufferers.

Brave Levi Barnes died in January, five months after he was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.

Previously he had lost an eye through Retinoblastoma, a rare cancer that affects young children.

Now his mum and dad have set up Levi’s Project to raise awareness of the links between the two cancers and to help other affected children and their families.

On Saturday they will fill Wolverton House with music, fun and laughter in Levi’s memory.

The mini open air festival at the Stratford road venue starts at 11am. Performers will include George Michael tribute band Whamtastic, Georgia Moore, Manny Ademolu and Sasha and Natalie OJ.

There will be stalls, games, a Zorb assault course and bouncy castles for the children. There will also be a championship winning Drift car on display and a chance for people to learn to Drift.

Levi, described by his parents as a “very clever and funny young man”, was a student at Stantonbury Campus.

The school is now busy supporting Levi’s Project in memory of the “brave and brilliant” pupil.