Charity event raises nearly £900

PUBLISHED: 10:53 04 June 2010 | UPDATED: 22:05 07 July 2010

ALMOST £900 was raised at a charity event inspired by a little girl with cystic fibrosis.

ALMOST £900 was raised at a charity event inspired by a little girl with cystic fibrosis.

Five-year-old Rosa Beales was diagnosed two years ago and has daily medication and treatment to make life as easy as possible.

Now, thanks to a bake sale organised by her aunt, Emma Bushell Smith, hundreds of pounds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which funds research and supports those with the condition.

The event, held at Dower House near Thetford, raised £838.50, but it is hoped the final total will be nearer £900.

Rosa was diagnosed when she was almost three-years-old after suffering from a bout of colds.

After numerous visits to the doctor she was referred to the NNUH where she was diagnosed with a strain of cystic fibrosis.

The condition which affects more than 8,500 people in the UK attacks the internal organs including the lungs and digestive system.

Scores of people turned out to support the event including many nearby businesses.

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