Sir Elton’s goody bag boost for Mirfield charity auction

Sir Elton’s goody bag boost for Mirfield charity auction

MUSIC legend Sir Elton John has donated a goody bag for an auction in Mirfield in aid of a children’s charity.

He donated items including a signed photograph after he was contacted by Lower Hopton mum Victoria Wallin.

She told Sir Elton how the Sick Children’s Trust in Sheffield was instrumental in saving her one-month-old son’s life.

Louie and twin Leo were born six weeks prematurely last November and were in hospital for nearly a month.

After being allowed home, Louie was found looking blue in the face in his cot on the morning of December 1.

Frantic efforts by Victoria and husband Rory kept the tot alive before medics rushed him to Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.

He was diagnosed with a chronic lung infection and transferred to Sheffield for specialist care.

Tiny Louie fought for his life for four traumatic days at the city’s children's hospital.

The Sick Children’s Trust provided rooms for the couple and 21-month-old daughter Scarlett so they could stay by Louie’s side.

To say thank you, Victoria and Rory will host a charity auction at the Airedale Heifer pub in Mirfield on Sunday May 24 (7pm).

Victoria explained this to Sir Elton -– and he not only replied but sent a goody bag for the auction.

Stunned Rory joked: “We never expected him to reply. but if you don’t ask you don’t get.”

Other prizes include tickets for the Legoland Discovery Centre and Sealife attraction in Manchester and the Miss Saigon musical in London.

The cast of TV soap Emmerdale sent a goody bag,  while there are also passes for horse racing at Ripon and Wetherby.

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