A show to raise funds for Conner

Conner Bermingham with his mum Louise, dad Willie and sister Chelsea. Pic: FPA
Conner Bermingham with his mum Louise, dad Willie and sister Chelsea. Pic: FPA

A fundraising event is being held to raise money to allow a Glenrothes boy to receive some much-needed treatment.

Conner Bermingham (7) was born with two holes in the core centre of his brain, leading to him being born with brain damage.

His family grew concerned that he was a ‘floppy baby’ and, after a referral from his GP, Conner under went an MRI scan at Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital.

Despite using all the tests that NHS can afford, his condition still remains undiagnosed.

His family have organised an event featuring musical talent to help towards the cost of vital treatment at the Brainwave Center in Warrington.

Conner’s mum, Louise, is hoping the night raises enough money.

She said: “The damage to Conner’s brain effects everything he does in his day-to-day living.

“It affects his mobility, speech and language and his eye sight. He’s seven but has a mental age of two. He has no sense of danger, so he can’t go out and play like other kids can.

“The centre in Warrington is more like a rehabilitation centre and will provide Conner with an exercise plan to help him in everyday activities.

“Hopefully, we will start to see a difference in Conner’s mobility and sensory issues within a few months of treatment,” Louise continued.

“Once we come back home, we will do the exercises with him every day. Conner is a great wee boy and he’s a really happy, cheeky chappie, so hopefully the treatment makes his life better.”

The event takes place at the CISWO in Glenrothes on Saturday, January 31 from 7.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at £8 which includes entry, buffet and disco, and can be obtained by calling 07815311298.

Joe’s Band on the bill for live show

Entertainment on the night includes Joe’s Band and Saskia Eng, winner of Edinburgh’s Got Talent 2013.

There will also be a number of local musicians including Jak Kelly and Luke McLaren.

Other entertainment on the night includes a DJ and a raffle with great prizes to be won.

As well as the fundraising night in January, Conner’s father, Willie, will be doing a sponsored leg wax to help raise even more money for Connor.