DJ pledges her Louboutins for Bailey as Kilburn gears up for charity music night
PUBLISHED: 18:19 11 March 2016 | UPDATED: 18:33 11 March 2016
© Adam Tiernan Thomas
A DJ and a musician who are holding a music night to help a four-year-old girl from Kilburn have a life-changing operation have promised to take drastic action if they hit their £30,000 fundraising target –including giving away a prized pair of Louboutins…
DJ Esther Jones, who will join DJs and performers at the Good Ship in Kilburn High Road on Sunday evening, has pledged to hand her heels to charity if they manage to raise the funds for Bailey Walters-Lawrence, who suffers from cerebral palsy, to have surgery on her spine.
Ms Jones, who is encouraging the Kilburn community to rally behind little Bailey by coming down to the Good Ship from 6pm, said: “My Louboutins are very precious to me and all my friends think I’m crazy for giving them to charity but for me it’s also like a prayer to God to help us raise this money for Bailey.”
Bailey’s family have until April to find the funds for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital after they were told NHS funding for a clinical trial of the treatment could no longer be found.
Musician Tom Murray, who says he is “buzzing” with excitement about Sunday’s show has also promised to dye his hair bright pink for Princess Bailey.
Tickets for the evening cost £6 and are available from http://bit.ly/20XJBsH or £7 on the door, with all ticket proceeds and 10 per cent of bar takings going adding to more than £22,000 already raised since the Brent & Kilburn Times launched the Bailey’s Wish fund just three weeks ago.
The night will feature a host of DJs and live musical acts including Brent & Kilburn Times digital news editor Lorraine King, who will be spinning vintage soul tracks.
Mr Murray, a student adviser at the College of North West London, said: “I’m really buzzing about Sunday night, we’ve got some amazing acts and it’s all for a good cause- it’s just great that we are using our music to make a change.
Mr Murray, who is arranging a “Keep Fit for Bailey” day featuring Zumba and Insanity workouts at his workplace also said his colleagues have persuaded him to “go pink” with permanent hair dye to persuade people to part with their pennies.
Bailey’s mother Shermel Walters-Lawrence will also be holding a series of family fun days to raise the remaining £10,000 needed after a day of bouncy castles and face painting raised £700 towards the Bailey’s Wish fund.
To donate to Bailey’s Just Giving page see: https://www.justgiving.com/baileyswish/