One in a Mil­lion Ball raises £25k for cause

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

THE fam­ily and friends of Carla Rankin have raised an­other £25,000 in her name.

The 27-year-old drowned af­ter hav­ing an epilep­tic fit at home in Prest­bury in Au­gust 2014.

Since the tragedy her fam­ily, in­clud­ing mum Denise, dad Ian and sis­ter Felic­ity, have pledged to raise £1m for Epilepsy Ac­tion.

Ear­lier this month the fam­ily and friends Keke Chai and Sarah Le Sueur or­gan­ised the One in a Mil­lion Ball to boost fundrais­ing.

The event at Mere Golf and Spa Re­sort was at­tended by more than 250 peo­ple and raised £25,000 for the char­ity.

There was a silent auc­tion, casino, raf­fle and live band, Sticky Trea­cle.

It was the 24th and largest fundrais­ing event un­der­taken in mem­ory of Carla since her death.

Mum Denise said: “Our fam­ily’s goal is to raise £1mil­lion in mem­ory of Carla, who was in­deed one in a mil­lion. All pro­ceeds will go to Epilepsy Ac­tion, a char­ity that ex­ists to im­prove the lives of an es­ti­mated 600,000 peo­ple who cur­rently live in the UK with epilepsy, as well as their friends, fam­i­lies, car­ers, health pro­fes­sion­als and the many other peo­ple on whose lives the con­di­tion has an im­pact.”

Felic­ity is plan­ning to run the Lon­don marathon in April.

Do­na­tions can be made at www.just­giv­ Flick­Aisha Marathon2016

●● The ball was in hon­our of Carla Rankin, left, pic­tured with sis­ter Felic­ity who is run­ning the Lon­don Marathon in aid of Epilepsy Ac­tion

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