Afternoon tea in Colburn raises £3,832 for little boy with tumour

Jack Weaver.

An afternoon tea to raise money for a little boy with a tumour raised an incredible £3,832.

Hundreds of people attended the event in Colburn Village Hall on Saturday with two sittings needed to get everyone in.

Every table in the hall had be used for the event which raised money for Jack Weaver and his family.

Jack, 9, has recently been diagnosed with a tumour on his spine.

He has already suffered irreparable damage to the nerves in his arm.

Doctors are not able to operate due to the location of the tumour but they can offer radiotherapy in an attempt to stop the tumour growing.

He is due to start radiotherapy soon which will mean travelling every day to the RVI in Newcastle for six weeks.

The money raised will go towards his family costs and for a holiday for Jack when he has finished his treatment.

A donation from will also go to RVI and  children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Mum Vicky said on Saturday that she was overwhelmed by the support of the local community.


Organisers have thanked everyone who turned up and donated raffle and auction prizes.

A charity tea teakes place in Colburn Village Hall on the last Saturday of every month.

The next one is on Saturday March 25 from at 2pm to 4pm.