Charity race night to be held for youngster with rare kidney disease

Alex Gibbs, 9, from Werrington, Peterborough, receiving dialysis

Alex Gibbs, 9, from Werrington, Peterborough, receiving dialysis

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A RACE night is to be held in aid a youngster with a rare form of kidney diease.

Alex Gibbs faces a lifetime on dialysis unless a cure for the MPGN Type II condition is found.

The nine-year-old, who was diagnosed with the illness when he was four, is unable to receive a transplant, so has to travel from his home in Werrington, Peterborough to Nottingham for treatment three times per week.

Whittlesey Lions Club will hold the event at Peterborough United’s London Road football ground at 7.30pm on Saturday (May 26) to help Kidney Research UK fund vital research into the prevention of MPGN Type II and other similar kidney diseases.

The charity’s fundraising manager Emma Long said: “The Lions are a fantastic organisation, dedicated to helping the community, and jumped at the chance to raise money for Alex’s appeal.

“Everyone’s welcome along to the event, which promises to be a fantastic night. You may even win a few quid, if you’re lucky!”

Entry to the event costs £2.50 on the door. For more information, call Emma Long on 07990 570063.


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