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Clacton: Top total raised for sudden-death heart disease charity
3:00pm Sunday 22nd December 2013 in News
A CLACTON mum’s major event raised a top total for charity to boost the fight against a heart condition carried by her son.
Anne-Marie Ingram, of Northbourne Road, organised an event at FC Clacton’s Rush Green Bowl football ground to raise cash for the Cardiomyopathy Association.
Her 12 year-old son Bryndon carries the cardiomyopathy gene, while his dad, two uncles, grandfather and three cousins all suffer from the heart condition.
Originally meant to be a small-scale chocolate party, Anne-Marie’s fundraiser escalated after support poured in from local people and businesses.
And it proved to be a major success, raising more than £750 to help fight the potentially deadly heart condition.
Anne-Marie said: “The venue was packed. I am absolutely delighted so many people came to support it.
The grand total was handed over to the Cardiomyopathy Association.
The charity helps people carrying the heart condition, which is the top cause of sudden death in people aged under-35 when it is not detected or treated.
For more information visit cardiomyopathy.org or call 0800 0181 024.