THE Raising for Raife appeal in Melksham has been selected as the nominated good cause for An Evening With Paul Gascoigne on January 31 at the Melksham Assembly Hall.

Raife Wilson, 5, lives in Melksham and his family are fundraising for a much-needed, life-changing operation that is not funded by the NHS.

An Evening with Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne will be hosted by top comedian Jed Stone.

The legendary former Tottenham Hotspur, Rangers, Lazio, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Everton and England midfielder will recount all the stories from an incredible career; from Italia ’90, winning the FA Cup at Wembley, playing against Diego Maradona, and also delve into some of the antics and darker times that have and have not made the tabloids.

The talk should provide an evening not to be missed for any football fan. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Paul before the show and win some signed sporting memorabilia.

Profits from a charity auction and raffle will be donated to the Raising For Raife Appeal and there will also be collection buckets dotted around the venue.

To find out more about Raife's story go to facebook page: To purchase tickets go to or in person at the Melksham Assembly Hall.