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Dearnley Methodist Christmas Fayre raises money for EDS

Date published: 07 December 2014


A Christmas Fayre held at Dearnley Methodist Church on Saturday (6 December) raised money for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS).

Organised by former Smithy Bridge resident Rachel Hastie, who suffers from the condition, the fair included a number of stalls, raffles and face painting.

Rachel said: “It has gone really well. We have had a good response.”

EDS is a collection of inherited conditions, which fit into a large group, known as heritable disorders of connective tissue.

“It is about raising money as well as raising awareness of the condition. I am a sufferer as are my daughters so it is about letting people know about it as well,” said Rachel.

“This is the first fundraising event we have done so whatever we can raise will be brilliant. Depending on how this one goes, hopefully we can do some more in the future.”

All money raised from the event will go to an EDS charity.

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