Bid to help poorly Max

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A CHARITY wedding/prom fair is taking place in Whaley Bridge later this year to raise money for hospitals which have helped a two-year-old local boy who has already undergone ten operations.

The event is being organised by Jane Marchington and Megan Riley and will take place at Whaley Bridge Bowling Club on Sunday, May 27.

Money raised from the event will be donated to Manchester Royal Children’s Hospital, where Whaley Bridge toddler Max Jones has been cared for over the past two years. Max, two, has a rare genetic disorder called Beckwith Weidenann Syndrome, and was born with his bowel on the outside. This meant he spent the first four months of his life in hospital. He also had a tracheotomy, which has recently been removed. Over the last two years, Max has had ten operations.

During the event, there will be a bridal fashion show, a demonstration of bridal hair and make up, stands featuring a variety of local businesses and a big bridal package raffle draw.

In the evening, there will be music, a raffle and an auction at the White Horse, Whaley Bridge.

Raffle tickets, priced at £5, are available from Sammie’s in Whaley Bridge, where Jane and Megan work, Cavendish Bridal, Hayfield or High Peak Flowers, New Mills.

A zumba fundraiser is taking place at the Mechanics Institute, Whaley Bridge tonight to help towards the total raised. The event, which starts at 8pm, costs £4 and the theme is Caribbean colours so bright dress is encouraged.

There will also be a raffle and free refreshments.