Horse race night to help sick youngsters

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A NEWLY formed charity set up to help sick children is holding a fundraising Horse Race night next month.

Charity for Kids (CFK), launched by Paul Harris and Carl Denne, is holding the event on Friday, November 4 at the Kings Head in Rye Road from 7pm.

This will be followed by a free buffet and 70s and 80s disco.

The charity is battling to raise funds for the family of two-year-old Amber-Rose Sims, of Athelstan Road, who suffers from a rare condition called central sleep apnea.

This means she can stop breathing while asleep and needs oxygen tanks, even when she goes out with her family.

She also suffers from seizures and has very lax ligaments and low muscle tone so it is a struggle for her to move around.

Mr Harris and Mr Denne want to build an outside decking area for the toddler’s family.

The new organisation is also battling to raise £5,000 so as to become a registered charity.

CFK is hosting a six-a-side fundraising football match on Sunday, October 30 from noon to 6pm at Horntye Sports Complex.

Mr Harris has ran more than 300 miles so far in races for CFK.

He took part in the inaugural Tonbridge Half Marathon which was started by Dame Kelly Homes.

He is taking part in the Beckley 10K run on Sunday, November 6, followed a week later by the Bexhill Half Marathon on Sunday, November 13.

So far Mr Harris has currently raised £500 from his running events to date.

If anyone can help CFK ring Mr Harris on 07827 852120 or Mr Denne on 07949 221946.

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