A family in Preston is putting on Valentine’s charity night to raise money for Sepsis Trust.
Hasmita Mistry with the help of her family is hosting a charity fundraiser at St Theresa parish church on Saturday 15th February.
The fundraiser is to raise money and awareness about Sepsis.
According to Sepsis Trust, 245,000 people are affected by the disease and at least 48,000 people lose their lives in sepsis-related illness’ every year in the UK.
Also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia, sepsis is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. It is life-threatening and can be hard to spot.
Normally the immune system fights infection but sometimes it attacks our body’s own organs and tissues. The cause of this is not yet known.
Hasmita has chosen to raise money for Sepsis Trust because of her work colleague, Peter Bradbury.
Peter has a close friend who lost her father to sepsis, He said, “I feel that is a disease that is not talked about enough,
“My friend tragically lost her father to sepsis and we would like to help prevent it from happening to more people in any way we can.”
Hasmita has organised charity events in the past, she said,
“I did a charity event a few years ago and I thought it’s about time I did another one,
“Peter suggested Sepsis Trust because he knows someone that was effected recently,
“Until then I did not really know anything about sepsis but I had a read up about it and thought it was a good cause,
“It kills more people than cancer kills and it is a worthy cause to make people aware,
“The more money we can raise means the more research they can do and hopefully save lives.”
The Valentines charity evening will have DJ Kiran playing music and food, the ticket price includes a free draw into a Valentines hamper draw.
There will also be a raffle, prizes include Preston North end tickets, Nandos vouchers and M&S vouchers.
Anyone wanting to attend can buy a ticket from Hasmita, you can contact her on 07935410940.
The event is at St Theresa parish church, 34 Queensway, Penwortham on Saturday 15th February from 7:30 pm.
Hasmita has also set up a Justgiving page for anyone who can’t attend but wants to help, you can donate here.