Charity to benefit from disco in teen's memory

A 1960s DISCO held in Seaford in memory of a teenager who died of cancer has helped to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Anthony Pilcher, pictured right, was 15 when he lost his battle against the bone cancer osteosarcoma.

Following his death the Anthony Pilcher Bone Cancer Trust was set up and linked up with the Bone Cancer Research Trust (BCRT).

Anthony's mother Gill Pilcher decided to boost further funds for BCRT by holding a 60s disco this month at Seaford's Constitutional Club.

And on Saturday night around 50 guests turned out to the event, pictured below left, which included a raffle, auction and hits from the 60s for people to groove to. A number dressed up in costume from the decade and helped to raise 734.45, with more donations still coming in. Gill said, "It was a good evening which was enjoyed by everyone who attended. We were very pleased about the amount of money raised."

After Anthony, who lived in Peacehaven all his life, was diagnosed he helped to raise money for research in the hope that he might be able to save other people going through what he was having to endure.

As soon as he started chemotherapy, he asked people to sponsor him to have his head shaved and his friends at the Lewes Old Grammar School helped to arrange a rock concert under the name of Fish Aid, as Anthony's nickname was Fish.

Fish Aid is still an important part of the Anthony Pilcher Bone Cancer Trust. Anyone who would like to find out more about the Anthony Pilcher Bone Cancer Trust should visit: www.apbct.org.uk or call 01273 808874.