Dinner dance raises vital charity cash

Ahus charity Ball at Market Rasen Racecourse organised by Claire Thomas
Ahus charity Ball at Market Rasen Racecourse organised by Claire Thomas
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More than 150 people have attended a charity dinner 
dance at Market Rasen Racecourse and raised an impressive £4,000 for charity aHUS UK.

Market Rasen mum Claire Thomas organised the fundraiser after her baby son Harry was diagnosed with aHUS - a serious kidney disease which affects fewer than 200 people in the UK.

The sell-out event, held on Saturday, attracted 170 people.

The evening included an audio message from aHUS specialist Tim Goodship from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Claire, 28, said: “It was a really successful evening.

“Everyone really enjoyed themselves and said how much of a good night they had.”

Harry Thomas, from De Aston Park, became ill earlier this year and had to be rushed to Nottingham Queen’s Medical Centre, where doctors battled to save his life over a tense four hours.

Harry had been facing daily visits to hospital for treatment to keep him alive - but the NHS in Lincolnshire approved funding for £3,500 miracle drug Soliris to transform his life.

Claire said Harry reacted brilliantly to the drug and made a ‘miraculous’ recovery.