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Fulwood businesswoman putting on charity dinner for friend who died from Cystic Fibrosis

Posted on - 9th February, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Laura Black died aged just 36
Laura Black died aged just 36

A Fulwood woman is looking to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis after one of her closest friends died from the illness.

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Mum-of-one Laura Black passed away in March last year aged just 36.

Now Kim Logan is putting on a special fundraising event to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Kim, who runs a community interest company based in Leyland, was inspired to do something about Laura shared her story of her fight against CF.

She battled to live a normal life while waiting for a transplant operation, sharing her struggle on her inspirational blog.

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Kim said: “She was such a brilliant, inspirational person, much loved and greatly missed.

“She was a great mum, always full of life, smiling and chatty. Her story and life was such an inspiration to so many people that we thought it would be a fitting tribute to put together an event to raise money to help combat the horrible illness she fought so hard against.

“Laura’s family will be there on the night, and we’re looking forward to an event which celebrates her life and is filled with fun, something Laura had in abundance.”

Kim and husband Steven are organising the charity night
Kim and husband Steven are organising the charity night

The charity dinner in Laura’s memory is being helf at Leigh Sports Village on Friday 16 March.

Kim, who is organising the event with her husband Steven, said it will involve a three-course meal, entertainment, a raffle and a silent auction.

It will be hosted by BBC North West Tonight’s chief reporter Dave Guest.

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The diner also raises money for Teardrops, an organisation that supports the homeless in the North West.

Tickets for the event are £49.95 each. Tables for ten are available at £450 and tables for 12 at £525. Tickets are available via the Teardrops4CG website.

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