Chris appeals for help ahead of Hunstanton charity event

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A fundraiser is appealing for public support for his bid to raise funds for a charity that helps people with a rare genetic condition that he suffers from.

Chris Dale, from Grimston, is staging a fundraising raffle at the Hunstanton community centre next month in aid of the Neuro Foundation, which offers support to people living with neurofibromatosis, their families and carers. The charity also employs specialist support workers across the country.

Patients with the illness develop tumours that grow on their nerves and, in some cases, can cause hearing loss.

It is thought that around 25,000 people have the condition in the UK.

Mr Dale, whose 10-year-old daughter Claire also has the illness, said he has a very mild form of the disease, but added: “My day to day life is very painful.

“I tolerate it. There are people who are worse off than me.”

Mr Dale’s raffle will be drawn at the Hunstanton town hall on Tuesday May 20 at 8pm.

The event is being held to coincide with this year’s World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day, which takes place on May 17.

Mr Dale, who is a member of the Hunstanton Community Choir, said he has already received some donations of prizes ahead of the event.

And he is keen to hear from any other individuals or businesses who want to get involved with the campaign.

Anyone who is interested in helping is asked to phone 07866 921524.