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Knight family raise £6,000 for two children facing their own battle

PUBLISHED: 12:13 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:13 29 March 2019

Zak Knight with Harper Sharrocks and Harry Deeba. Picture: Zak Knight

Zak Knight with Harper Sharrocks and Harry Deeba. Picture: Zak Knight

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A wrestling night raised £6,000 for a pair of youngsters who are going through their own battles.

Harper Sharrocks with Zak Knight. Picture: Sharrocks FamilyHarper Sharrocks with Zak Knight. Picture: Sharrocks Family

The now world famous Knight family from WAW Wrestling put on a charity match for Taverham toddler Harry Deeba, two, who has a rare form of cancer and Harper Sharrocks, from Norwich, who needs spinal surgery after complications during birth.

Harper’s father, Steve Sharrocks, said: “I don’t know how many people were there but it must have been at least 200.

“All of the Knight family were involved and they were able to put it on in just three weeks.

“It was brilliant and a really great event for a good cause. Harper has became quite attached to Zak so when he was wresting she was a bit concern as she is very protective.”

Harry Deeba at the WAW wrestling charty match. Picture: Carly DeebaHarry Deeba at the WAW wrestling charty match. Picture: Carly Deeba

Harry has been diagnosed with stage four high risk neuroblastoma, cancer of the nervous system,

Carly Howes, Harry’s mother, said: “We had literally just got back from Addenbrookes in Cambridge.

“We had never been to a wrestling before so for us it was really fascinating.

“Harry really enjoyed the wrestling and didn’t mind the noise as he had brought his favourite ambulance.

Harry Deeba and his sister Isobel in the ring with Zak Knight. Picture: Carly DeebaHarry Deeba and his sister Isobel in the ring with Zak Knight. Picture: Carly Deeba

“At the end Zak took him into the ring with Harper and I think he liked being able to look out and see everyone who had come in support.

“After we met Zak and he said he would put on an event we were so grateful and he set it up so fast. When the Knights say they’re going to go something they don’t wait around.”

The Deeba family are hoping to raise £239,000 for treatment in New York for a vaccine that would stop Harry’s stage four high risk neuroblastoma returning.

If it does return there is just a one in 10 chance of survival.

The Sharrocks are hoping to raising £80,000 to take their daughter to St Louis, Missouri for an operation which would sever nerves and relieve the pain caused by spasticity, which means her muscles continuously contract.

To donate to Harry’s appeal go to solvingkidscancer.org.uk/campaigns/harrys-appeal.

To donate to Harper’s appeal go to just4children.org/children-helped2018/harpers-little-helpers.

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