Christmas Fair To Raise Money For Young Girl With NF1

This Saturday St. Mary Magdelene’s Church Hall will play host to a Christmas Fair in aid of a young Preston girl who suffers from NF1.

It promises to be a special event, the Mayor and Mayoress of Penwortham will even be in attendance this Saturday, they will be cutting the ribbon to get the fair underway.

There will be entertainment on throughout the day, with a choir singing in the church and solo artists performing.

For the children, there’s going to be a Santa’s grotto, Christmas Crafts and games for both children and adults. There is also a range of hot food on.

All this is in aid of Jessica, who was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1), a condition that has resulted in a gastrostomy tube, low muscle tone and hypermobility, nerve pain and much more.

Jessica’s currently on a trial drug that is showing great success and it is due to research and funding that this sort of treatment is available.

All the money raised will be going to Manchester Children Hospital’s lead NF1 team and will directly fund projects relating to the research and treatment of NF1.

The event has been organised by Jessica’s mum Krista, along with the help of family and friends.

Krista said: “We absolutely love what we do, we now have a large group of family and friends who work together on all of our events and we are really proud to say that in just over a year we have already raised over £11,000.

Jessica and her mum Krista

The Christmas fair is on from 11 am till 3 pm at St. Mary Magdelene’s Church Hall, which is on Leyland Road in Penwortham.
For any more information, check out the Facebook event page here.

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