Night of fun to help Arran

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AN evening of music, dance and humour will help raise funds for a little boy with a very rare kidney disease.

Lianne Brown, 30, of Rochdale Road, Greetland, has organised an event at the Yorkshire Rider Social Club on Bedford Street, Halifax tonight from 7pm for her nephew Arran Brown, one.

Little Arran lives in Scotland and has a rare genetic condition called autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) – which affects as few as one in 40,000 babies worldwide.

It means the tot’s kidneys are so swollen, they affect his other organs, leaving him critically ill and spending long stints in hospital.

Lianne, who teaches Zumba fitness classes, said: “His kidneys are so large he can’t crawl or play with normal toys. This is to help raise money for his special care needs.

“You never think something like this will happen to your family or loved ones and if I can do anything to help and raise awareness then hopefully it will do some good. On the night there will be a comedian, a band and some lads are doing a five-a-side sponsored Zumba. Also some of the people who come to my closes are holding stalls as well.”

Tickets cost £4. To donate a raffle prize or for more information contact Lianne on 07980 209249 or lianne brown@me.com.