Fundraiser for Madison

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A CHARITY event to raise money for a sensory unit in honour of a baby girl who only has months to live takes place next week.

The parents of three-month-old Madison Murray, who was born with the rare genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy which progressively weakens her muscles, are hoping to raise £20,000 to open the unit in her honour.

The South Kirkby family have applied for Lottery funding but are planning lots of events to make the unit – which will be called Madison’s Dream - a reality.

The first event is a ladies’ night and will be held at the Recreation Club, South Elmsall, on Thursday March 1.

There will be music, burlesque dancers, and raffles.

Madison responded well to the sensory unit at Pontefract Hospital but mum, Laura Kendall, and dad, Jason Murray, wanted something closer to home.

Miss Kendall said even though Madison won’t be able to benefit from it as she only has several months to live, she wanted others to be able to use the facility as a legacy to her daughter.

For tickets, or to donate money or raffle prizes, contact Madison’s uncle, Dean Kendall, on 01977 261060.