Music fundraiser at The Northern Belle in aid of former Black Cat manager Keith Roberts

DJ sets at The Northern Belle will raise funds to help Keith Roberts

A host of Thanet DJs will take part in an event to raise funds for former Black Cat club manager Keith Roberts.

Keith  had travelled to Greece with partner Nicki Plumb to see his mum Wendy after discovering she is suffering the onset of dementia when he fell seriously ill.

At first it was suspected he had suffered a stroke but this has since been ruled this out. The doctors have been unable to give a firm diagnosis but believe it’s something neurological. Keith was in Intensive care and fighting for his life.

His sister Angela set up a fundraiser after discovering Keith did not have the insurance to cover medical costs.

He is on the road to recovery but the family still need to fund nursing care and arrange an air ambulance to bring him back to the UK.

Keith’s family need to pay for hospital treatment in Greece

Angela said: “Keith is now doing remarkably well, he has shocked the doctors with how he’s doing.

“He is out of the coma and now on the neurological ward. He has to do extensive physio to be able to walk again. He can speak with a slur and is starting to try and feed himself.. “He knows about the fundraising and was overwhelmed and has said he will pay it all back. I told him not to be silly and that is what people think of him.

“We have been able to buy a wheelchair and pay for a nurse to cover the night shifts on the ward, so as to give family some rest. He has a very long way to go but we are hopeful to get him home soon. Although there is no idea when that could be.”

Sharon and Ray Summers, from The Northern Belle pub, are hosting the music fundraiser with DJs John Cripps, Jason Richardson, Emmet Keane, Tony Jackson, Jason Anderson, Richard Epps, Jenx, Richard Lewellyn and Zeke Lownds.

The DJs will recreate nights played at the Black Cat with vinyl sets.

Anyone wishing to donate prizes for the raffle can drop them into the pub on the day.

The event will take place on Sunday (October 6) from 2pm

Find the fundraising page for Keith here