Lynn man raises money for cystic fibrosis

A Lynn man says his charity exploits have exceeded all of his expectations following the death of his two sisters to cystic fibrosis.

Charmaine Black, 18, and her sister Mary, 22, from King’s Lynn, both died at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, in 2014 and 2007, respectively.

Their brother Scott Black, 27, from South Wootton, is continuing to fundraise in memory of his two sisters.

Mr Black said: “I wanted to raise £10,000 in three years, so to have raised more than that amount in the space of a few months is a massive achievement.

“It has exceeded all of my expectations, but I want to carry on to continue raising money.

“I’m planning on doing another charity ball at Knights Hill Hotel next year and perhaps a sky dive after that.”

Mr Black’s latest charity venture was hosted by Dersingham Rovers Football Club.

Youth friendlies and live music, provided by Aria’s Echo, were followed by a match between a Dersingham Rovers XI and the old Reffley Royals side, a raffle and a barbecue.

More than £600 was raised for the cystic fibrosis unit at Papworth, where his sisters were treated.

“To raise £600 from just a small event like this was great and it wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for the help of Adam (Joint Dersingham Rovers manager) and Donna Seal.”

Charmaine Black was diagnosed with the genetic condition shortly after birth, and she died on April 19 last year.

Her elder sister, Mary, died on November 6, 2007.

“I saw how the unit helped my sisters, who were treated there, that’s why I am raising money specifically for them,” he said.

Mr Black, who raised £10,000 at a charity ball in April this year, said: “We will be holding another charity ball at Knights Hill next year, so people can still donate by contacting me.

“I’m also looking for auction prizes for next year’s ball.”

If you can help Scott, call him on 07517 196153 or email him at: scottblack19@hotmail.co.uk