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Fundraiser of the week - Newby family

May 19, 2017

Our fundraiser of the week is the Newby family - Joanne, Lydia and Marcus and Max, who held a bingo and raffle fundraising event at Howard Park Community School.

Colleagues and local businesses donated raffle prizes to the event, including a week’s holiday in Cornwall.

Joanne said: “Our 15 year old daughter Lydia was diagnosed with M.E. just over a year ago now and we are only too aware of the impact it had on us as a family, the need for support for individuals and families affected by this illness and the need to raise awareness.

“As a family, we have been lucky enough to receive support from a specialist NHS Clinic in Sheffield but we are only too aware that's not the case for other people suffering with this debilitating illness!”

The family have raised a fantastic total of £322 and Action for M.E. is very grateful for all their hard work!