Special night for children

Alfie Pritchard and (below) Leah Garfitt
Alfie Pritchard and (below) Leah Garfitt
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A SPECIAL night will take place to raise money for a cause close to a family’s heart.

Rosalind Pritchard and husband Chris, from North Shore, have organised a fundraising evening at Toast in Blackpool, at 7.30pm on December 4, in memory of two beloved youngsters.

Leah Garfitt

Leah Garfitt

The couple lost their son Alfie, who was born with cerebral palsy and brain damage, in 2010.

Earlier this year, they were dealt another devastating blow, when Rosalind’s god-daughter Leah Garfitt, from Fleetwood, died aged just 10, from the rare illness Niemann Pick Disease Type C.

The fundraiser is in aid of Bispham-based children’s hospice Brian House, which provides specialist care for children like Alfie and Leah and vital support for families.

There will be entertainment, singers, light refreshments, singers, an auction and a raffle.

Among the prizes is a signed Blackpool FC shirt, a meal and champagne at Rowley’s at BFC and afternoon tea at The Dorchester in London.

Rosalind said: “We want it to be a really good event, something really special, in memory of Alfie and also for Leah.

“The hospice really does such great work and helps so many local people.

“I have to say a big thank-you to Leah’s mum Lindsey for all her help and support.

“We are hoping as many people as possible will come along, enjoy the night and help to raise money for a good cause.”

For details or tickets, which cost £8 for adults and £4 for children, call Rosalind on 07581 230377.

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