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Grand delight at charity night

Charity night at the Fairhaven pub to raise money for Lewis Marshall and Muscular Dystrophy.  He is pictured with Claire Robinson, Janine Corcoran, Beth Marshall and Steve Martin.

Charity night at the Fairhaven pub to raise money for Lewis Marshall and Muscular Dystrophy. He is pictured with Claire Robinson, Janine Corcoran, Beth Marshall and Steve Martin.

The family of a St Annes youngster battling against a rare illness have spoken of their delight after a charity night provided a grand boost to research into his condition.

The event at the Fairhaven raised £1,000 to aid investigation into Deuchenne Muscular Dystrophy, with which eight-year-old Lewis Marshall was diagnosed in 2012.

A signed Blackpool FC shirt was among items auctioned off on the night, while the fund was also boosted by a raffle and donations. Music was performed by The Deadbeats and Lewis’s aunt Janine Corcoran said: “It was a great night and thanks to everyone who came along and contributed. We never dreamed we would raise £1,000 and we are so grateful.”

Lewis, a pupil at Lytham CE School, enjoyed a dream night out at Wembley in November when he helped lead out the England football team for their friendly match with Germany – and met star striker Wayne Rooney – as he was featured on the Sky TV show My Special Day.

His sister Beth and uncle John Finnigan are to take a parachute jump on March 1 in a bid to further boost the research fund and would be grateful to hear from potential sponsors. For details call Janine on 07713 349190.

 

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