Halloween night of gruesome fun for little Max, 3

Max Starkie, three, from Goose Green, who has autism

Max Starkie, three, from Goose Green, who has autism

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ADULTS are invited to a gruesome night of horror to raise money for treatment for a three-year-old with autism.

A Halloween-themed rock night will take place at The Boulevard, in Wallgate, on Friday, October 28 to raise funds for Max Starkie, of Goose Green, to attend The Autism Treatment Centre of America next year.

The event will include four rock bands, fancy dress, gruesome party games and a raffle.

Max’s parents, Gemma and Russ, have now booked his place for next May and have already raised £7,500 of their £10,000 target.

The Autism Treatment Centre of America offers youngsters like Max an intensive programme of innovative treatments which are not currently freely available in the UK.

Gemma, 29, said: “It means a lot for us to have this support and to have help organising the events, as I don’t have the time to plan everything. The treatment in America will give us the chance to improve our skills to work with Max.

“If Max has developed enough he can start school next September. If he has not, we will have to give him home education.

“The rock night will be a really good party night out for Halloween. The best thing is that it will be pretty gruesome as we have some good games and there will be a prize for the best fancy dress.”

The fun starts at 7pm and tickets, at £5, can be bought on the door.