‘Hope for Hollie’ Ball to combat Niemann Pick

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A charity is hoping to sell the last 20 tickets for a fundraising ball in aid of a girl with a rare and incurable disease.

The ‘Hope for Hollie’ charity ball will be held for the fifth year at Jurys Inn, Milton Keynes on May 18, with more than 300 guests attending each year.

‘Hope for Hollie’ was launched in 2008 by her parents, Pete and Helen Carter, who received the devastating news Hollie was suffering the disease Niemann Pick Type C.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Niemann Pick Disease Group (UK), a charity that provides support to families affected by the condition which causes neurological decline, childhood dementia and in most cases death before teenage years.

Toni Mathieson, executive director of NPDG (UK) said: “Helen and Pete have raised over £150,000 helping us to provide support to families affected by this devastating disease.

“It took doctors two very distressing anxious years to finally diagnose Hollie’s condition.

“We aim to reduce the time it takes to reach a diagnosis by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms amongst health professionals, hopefully improving care for families in the future.”

Tickets are £55 per person and you can email info@hopeforhollie.co.uk or call Dana on 07952 633195.