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Charity ball raises more than £20,000 for Hornchurch five-year-old with muscle wasting condition

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 May 2018

David and Katy White organised a special charity ball for their son Lucas who was diagnosed with a muscle wasting condition last year. Photo: Rebecca Jennings.

David and Katy White organised a special charity ball for their son Lucas who was diagnosed with a muscle wasting condition last year. Photo: Rebecca Jennings.

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Residents enjoyed a delicious meal at a special charity ball to raise funds for a five-year-old boy with a complex muscle wasting condition.

L-R: David, Lucas, Sophia and Katy White at the charity ball in Orsett Hall. Photo: Rebecca Jennings.L-R: David, Lucas, Sophia and Katy White at the charity ball in Orsett Hall. Photo: Rebecca Jennings.

Katy and David White arranged a charity ball in Orsett Hall, Essex to raise money and awareness for MuscleUp for Lucas, a fund set up to support their son, Lucas who was diagnosed with duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2016.

More than 300 people attended the black-tie dinner on Saturday, April 28 and generously contributed to a variety of activities, including a raffle, and a live auction.

Katy said: “The news we received in July 2016 was utterly devastating and the support from not only those close to us, but the local community, has been overwhelming.

“We are so grateful for every piece of fundraising achieved to date.”

Profits from the evening will primarily go to MuscleUp for Lucas with a donation to the family’s connected charity, Action Duchenne.

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