ROBERT PLANT's Appeal Boost

According to Express & Star, a British woman seeking life-saving treatment for a tumor was due to meet her surgeon in America today after fundraisers, including rock legend Robert Plant, helped raise vital funds.

He was among enthusiastic bidders at a fundraising auction for the Jackie Jennings Appeal.

The event, held at Wolverley Village Hall at the weekend, saw a guitar signed by the LED ZEPPELIN frontman sell for £750.

A snare drum, signed by the vocalist and local artist, the charismatic Mike Sanchez, sold for £75 and a drive in a Ferrari for £180.

The former LED ZEPPELIN frontman, who lives near Shatterford, was so moved by the plight of his 41-year-old friend Jackie Jennings that he decided to stage a Christmas concert in the town.

Around 600 fans are expected to pack into the town for the concert at Kidderminster Town Hall on December 23.

He will appear on stage with his latest band the RETURN OF THE HONEYDRIPPERS with all proceeds going towards the fund.

Jennings, who has a 10-year-old daughter, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2003 and under went surgery in January 2004 to have it removed.

But the tumor returned and doctors say the only treatment now available is a proton beam therapy at a hospital in Boston. The cost is around £100,000 and is believed to offer a cure.

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