One in a Million Ball raises £25k for cause
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.justgiving.com/ 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