A variety show to be staged this week is expected to raise £5,000 for a Bradford toddler in need of vital surgery.

Little Fezan Hussain, of West Bowling, suffers from Poland's Disease, which prevents the full development of his limbs.

Since he was born the two-year-old has battled with an incomplete right hand, which only ground-breaking surgery can correct.

His dad, Zahoor, has contacted doctors in America who have the technology to reconstruct his son's hand - but at a cost of £60,000.

Now kind-hearted supporters have rallied round the brave youngster to raise money for his appeal and on Friday are holding a fundraising concert at Pudsey Civic Hall.

Mr Hussain said: "We need to be able to raise enough to be able to send Fezan to America in April so that he can have surgery on his hand.

"There are six stages to his treatment so we have to continually raise money so that we can take him to America.

"I'd really like to thank everyone who's helped out with fundraising so far. We've raised a lot of money but every little extra still counts."

The event on Friday is called Mercury's Dinner-Mehfil, and will feature top Asian entertainers including comedian Jeff Mirza, dancer Amreen and magician Mahmoodi.

Event organiser Asad Malik said: "Fezan's appeal has been going on for some time now and I decided to put on this event to give it a boost.

"We hope to be able to raise at least £5,000 and we'd be grateful of any contributions from people who attend.

"It's nice that it's happening around Eid because giving is what Eid's all about."

The doors for the show will open at 6.30pm and the performance will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 with dinner, and £5 without and are available from Lyrics in Oak Lane, Bombay Stores and on the door.

Donations to the appeal can be made to the trustees for Fezan Hussain Appeal, account no. 63688131, sort code 05-03-38, Yorkshire Bank Plc, 850 Manchester Road, Bradford BD5 8DJ.

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