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.
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.