A DEVOTED family have planned a charity fun day to help find a cure for little Alivia Anderson.
The five-month-old was born premature and later diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
The condition causes a sticky mucus to clog the lungs and digestive system, making it hard to breathe and digest food.
Each week, five babies in the UK are born with cystic fibrosis and two young lives are lost.
Alivia’s family, including parents Zoe Bostock and Luke Anderson, have organised a fun day tomorrow to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which is searching for a cure.
Alivia’s grandmother Michelle Bostock runs the New Street Hotel, Sutcliffe Street, Pellon where the event takes place.
She said: “The average life expectancy in CF is 35 years, although improvement in treatments means a baby born today is expected to live longer
“That’s why we are wanting to raise as much money as we can to go into medical research.
“Alivia has already had two operations and will need another.
“She will have to take medication all her life.
“We all wanted to do something to help raise money and awareness of the disease not just for Alivia but also for other sufferers.”
The family has been collecting raffle prizes and donations from local stores.
On the day, there will be raffles, a bouncy castle, face-painting, tombola, cake stall and lots of other games.
The fun starts from 1pm. Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children. They are available from the New Street Hotel before, or on the day itself. To support the charity visit www. cftrust.org.uk.