Six local bands are taking to the stage to help a Huddersfield youngster.

The bands will take to the stage next month for a benefit concert at The Cotton Factory in Huddersfield.

And they will be bidding to help four-year-old Cowlersley youngster Toby Stubbs and other West Yorkshire youngsters.

The festival is to raise cash for the West Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Centre near Yeadon, where local families take their children for oxygen therapy.

Toby’s mum, Lynsey Stubbs is a staunch supporter of the unit and has raised thousands of pounds over the past few years.

Now she is hoping to raise even more funds with the music festival.

Lynsey said: “We are in the process of organising a charity fundraising event for the centre that will be providing Toby with hyperbaric oxygen therapy throughout the summer.

“I am arranging the benefit gig with help from my friends Kevin Fenton, Marie Firth and Toby’s dad Paul.

“The therapy centre relies completely on donations to enable it to continue providing children and adults throughout the UK with this life- assisting therapy.

“The therapy increases oxygen intake and tissue saturation and has shown promising results for children and adults with MS and neurological disorders.”

Toby suffered from lack of oxygen at birth, causing severe brain damage which leaves him severely impaired and disabled.

The youngster has a range of chronic disabilities including, microcephaly, global development delay, low white matter and myelin levels in brain, West Syndrome, spasticity, visual impairment, talipes (club foot), strabismus (crossed eyes), face sensitivity, gastroesophageal reflux disease and osteoporosis.

Doctors had said his life expectancy was six, but with therapy and medication his family hope he will live beyond this age.

Toby is a pupil at Castle Hill School in Newsome and also goes to sessions run by Shabang Theatre in Slaithwaite.

Lynsey said: “The fundraising event, titled The HBO Benefit Gig, will be held on Friday, July 19, at The Cotton Factory in Huddersfield from 7pm.

“I’m so delighted that the venue has been provided free of charge and that six bands have also volunteered to perform for free.

“We are now approaching local companies to ask if they would be able to help promote the event or kindly donate gifts to raffle at the event to enable us to raise funds for the centre that provides Toby’s therapy.”

The bands taking part are Instant Species, Doghouse Reilly, The Kriptons, Indecisive, OCD and Laffmad.

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