Emma’s eighties night helps raise cash for charity

Mark Ward with Emma McMullen and Trish Kinta with their banner and in their T-shirts to promote awareness of the condition

Mark Ward with Emma McMullen and Trish Kinta with their banner and in their T-shirts to promote awareness of the condition

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A MUM of two who suffers from Crohn’s Disease has raised more than £1,000 for charity.

Emma McMullen, 30, held an 80s night at the Lancastrian Squash Club in Leigh to raise money for the National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (NACC).

The event had a disco, raffles and prize draws and Emma also showed a DVD of her life with the illness to show people how she lives with it.

Crohn’s Disease and Colitis are both Inflamatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs) which cause a variety of symptoms from severe pain to weight loss and diarrhoea.

Emma said: “It was such a great night and I could not have done it without all my family and friends who helped me.

“I also want to thank everybody who donated the prizes and everybody who came along.

“We have raised some valuable money for research into Crohn’s and Colitis and I am planning to go to the NACC office in St Albans to hand over the money personally.

“I had a memory book and people wrote some lovely things and they all said how much the DVD made them realise what it is like to have Crohn’s.

“I hope I can continue to raise awareness and help the NACC in the future.”

For more information about Crohn’s Disease, visit www.nacc.org.uk