IMAGES: Sportsmans dinner raises £20,000 for Thea’s Trust

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Over £20,000 was raised for Thea’s Trust, a charity helping to support families with children diagnosed with MPS disease.

Richard Paterson, founder of Thea’s Trust said: “ Thank you to everyone who attended the event. It was a fantastic evening and we raised vital funds for Thea’s Trust.”

James Marsden, Charlotte Parkinson, Edward Hilling and Kaylee Ryerson Vieira (s).

James Marsden, Charlotte Parkinson, Edward Hilling and Kaylee Ryerson Vieira (s).

Richard and his wife Samantha formed Thea’s Trust after their youngest daughter Thea was diagnosed with MPS I Hurler Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting 10 in one million children.

Sadly Thea lost her battle with the disease earlier this year and Richard and Samantha are doing everything they can to raise awareness of MPS disease and help other families who have been affected.

The family thanked Impulse Decisions, White Diamond Entertainment, Jonathan Skinner, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, headline sponsor CNG Ltd and Ilkley Brewery and LBP.

For more information visit www.theastrust.co.uk