Fun for a good cause: Mat Sims, Phil Gallagher, Lauren Sims and Gracie at the fundraising day
The family of eight month-old Gracie Bella Sims put on the special day at Betteshanger Sports and Social Club and they have said a heartfelt thank you to the 1,000 people who came along and those who supported them.
Gracie has a life limiting disease called Mucolipidosis Type II (i-cell disease) – an extremely rare metabolic disease and the purpose of the family’s fundraising is to raise awareness for others suffering metabolic diseases.
Stalls included the tombola, bouncy castle, face painting, lucky dip, cake stall, coconut shy and a huge raffle.
Firefighters arrived in their fire engine to show it off to youngsters.
Fundraising has been spearheaded by Gracie’s parents Mat ((Correct spelling)) and Lauren and their respective families.
Cash raised will be split between The MPS Society UK (The Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases) and Demelza House, Children’s Hospice as these are charities that have already helped Gracie and her family.
For more information about rare metabolic diseases and the help these charities give, visit: www.mpssociety.org.uk and www.demelza.org.uk.
See this week's East Kent Mercury for more details.