Brave youngster is inspirational
HEART transplant youngster Emily Gentry is the inspiration behind a party night to raise money for other children like her.Brave Emily faced a huge battle two years ago when a virus went to her heart and she had to have a transplant to save her life.
HEART transplant youngster Emily Gentry is the inspiration behind a party night to raise money for other children like her.
Brave Emily faced a huge battle two years ago when a virus went to her heart and she had to have a transplant to save her life.
Earlier this year the 8-year-old from Mallard Way, Ipswich showed her true spirit when she won a gold medal at the British Transplant Games in Keele.
She managed to raise more than £500 for the vital charity, Hearts for Kids.
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Now colleagues at Ipswich Buses, where her father Mark works, have organised the fancy dress disco evening to raise even more money for the charity.
It will be a step back into the past with a 1970's theme – music and clothing - and organisers hope to raise more than £1,000 during the evening.
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There are 200 adults tickets available and a limited number of children's tickets.
The disco is open to members of the public as well as members of the bus company.
Fancy dress is optional but a prize will go to the best outfit there.
A disco and karaoke will be on hand to make the night go with a swing and an outside assault course will keep the children quiet for a while.
There will also be a raffle and auction and a 70's quiz with a prize and a buffet will also be available.
It is all due to take place on October 4 at Copdock Village Hall from 7pm until 11pm.
Transport is available and costs £1.50. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for children.
For tickets and further information contact Mark Gentry on 01473 603635 or Dave Fathery on 01473 402275.