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Family disco fundraiser for sight charity

PUBLISHED: 17:33 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:19 25 August 2010

A MUM raised £1,300 for a sight charity by throwing a family disco at a football club.

A MUM raised £1,300 for a sight charity by throwing a family disco at a football club.

Emma Salisbuiry raised money for Fight for Sight as more than 250 people turned out to her third annual family disco at the Metorgas Football Club, New Eltham last week. The evening included party games, dancing and a raffle for prizes donated by friends, family and businesses with the room decorated by High Flying Balloons in Welling. Ms Salisbury raised the funds for vital research into choroideremia, a rare inherited eye condition that causes progressive loss of vision where there is no cure. Her son Tommy, now eight, was diagnosed with the condition in 2005.

She said: "We had a wonderful evening and I realise how fortunate I am to have received such tremendous support during the past few years from my family, as well as from friends old and new. They really have been fantastic."

Annu Mayor, Fight for Sight's Director of Fundraising said: "The Salisbury family's tireless fundraising activities are absolutely inspirational.

"Thanks to their energy and commitment and the generosity of their friends, they have organised a really enjoyable evening, raising funds that will be used for further work at Imperial College London, where researchers hope that gene replacement therapy can be developed to give hope for the future to Tommy and other children with choroideremia.

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