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Fundraising evening for missing Ben

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Undated file handout photo of Ben Needham who disappeared in Greece, as a toddler more than 20 years ago, as his family have been given fresh hope after police won a court order to obtain his DNA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 17, 2011. Ben was 21 months old when he vanished from the island of Kos on July 24 1991, close to an old farmhouse which was being renovated by his grandparents. His mother Kerry Grist-Needham, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, has always believed he was abducted and is alive. South Yorkshire Police went to the High Court to get a blood sample taken from Ben when he was born at Boston Hospital in Lincolnshire, for the routine Guthrie heel-prick test to screen for disorders. They needed legal authority to obtain the sample because Ben would now be over 18 and so would normally have to grant permission for the move. Ms Grist-Needham praised South Yorkshire Police for

BENPR Undated file handout photo of Ben Needham who disappeared in Greece, as a toddler more than 20 years ago, as his family have been given fresh hope after police won a court order to obtain his DNA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 17, 2011. Ben was 21 months old when he vanished from the island of Kos on July 24 1991, close to an old farmhouse which was being renovated by his grandparents. His mother Kerry Grist-Needham, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, has always believed he was abducted and is alive. South Yorkshire Police went to the High Court to get a blood sample taken from Ben when he was born at Boston Hospital in Lincolnshire, for the routine Guthrie heel-prick test to screen for disorders. They needed legal authority to obtain the sample because Ben would now be over 18 and so would normally have to grant permission for the move. Ms Grist-Needham praised South Yorkshire Police for "pulling out all the stops" and said she hoped the development would help other families of

An EVENING of comedy, music and entertainment is being staged in Sheffield to raise funds for the family of missing Ben Needham.

The event will take place at Walkley Working Men’s Club in Providence Road, Walkley, on February 28.

Tickets are £5 or £10 with waitress service and there will be a host of clubland acts performing.

They include Wayne Simon, The Nutty Boys, ZSmart, Natasha Parx, Lee James as Tony Hadley, Jimmy Carol, Gary Grace and Dene Michael.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the campaign to find missing Ben, who disappeared from the Greek Island of Kos in 1991.

His mum, Kerry Needham, of Ecclesfield, has been searching for him ever since and last year officers from South Yorkshire Police travelled to the island to dig up a plot of land in the hunt for him.

The event, called ‘An Evening for Ben’, has been organised by friend Ellie Martin and all the acts are taking part free of charge.

There will also be a raffle and an auction.

There are 250 tickets on sale for the event, which begins at 7pm.

See www.helpfindben.co.uk for more information about the campaign.

 

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