Merrion's early gift for Toby

The Merrion Centre added a little sparkle to a poorly little boy's Christmas last night when it switched on its lights.

Saturday, 11th November 2017, 5:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:55 am
10 November 2017...... Merrion Centre Christmas Lights switch on. Picture Tony Johnson.

Edward Ziff, of Town Centre Securities which owns the Merrion Centre, presented four-year-old Leeds United fan Toby Nye with a cheque for £1,000 to put towards expensive treatment, not available on the NHS, for high risk neuroblastoma.

Leeds United fans, players and staff have recently raised more than £150,000 for the youngster as part of their One Day for Toby fundraiser.

The YEP reported how players and club staff showed their support by donating their salaries for the day as did workers from club parent company Aser and the Leeds United Foundation.

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10 November 2017...... Merrion Centre present Toby Nye with £1000 for his fund at the Christmas Lights switch on. Picture Tony Johnson.
10 November 2017...... Toby Nye with the Leeds Rhinos at the Merrion Centre Christmas Lights switch on. Picture Tony Johnson.
10 November 2017...... Merrion Centre present Toby Nye with £1000 for his fund at the Christmas Lights switch on. Picture Tony Johnson.
10 November 2017...... Toby Nye with the Leeds Rhinos at the Merrion Centre Christmas Lights switch on. Picture Tony Johnson.