A father accused of stealing thousands of pounds from a fund he set up to raise money for his son's cancer treatment has gone on trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Kevin Wright from Tamworth is charged with eight counts of fraud & 11 of theft, relating to Bobby's Fund and other children's charities.
Bobby's Fund was set up in 2005 when the couples then three-year old son was suffering from neuroblastoma – a rare form of cancer. Bobby has since recovered from the illness.
At an earlier court hearing, prosecutors said Mr Wright was also involved in a number of other fund-raising operations around the country including Callum's Appeal, for a young boy with cancer calledCallum Kaye; Appeal4Jessica for a young girl called Jessica Magnus who had a rare form of cancer. And Marni's Appeal which was set up to support the treatment of Armani Mohammed – a young boy with cancer.
The charities were run on behalf of a number of children across the country – including one child who was living in Nottingham at the time of the alleged offences.
Kevin Wright's wife Jacqueline Wright is also charged with converting criminal property.
Kevin Wright denies the charges. At a previous court hearing Jacqueline Wright was not asked to enter a plea.