Charity fundraising success for grandad

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A LOVING grandfather has raised more than £1,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with the help of the community.

David Curtis, of Church Mount, South Kirkby, was heartbroken when he found out his grandson Kian, had the incurable disease so decided to try and raise money to help the charity.

Doctors diagnosed Kian, who is one, when he was just six weeks old.

Cystic fibrosis causes the body to produce thick secretions that particularly affect the lungs and digestive tract.

The first event was a race night with karaoke at the Frickley Athletic Football Club, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, which took place March.

The second was a family fun day at the Church House in South Kirkby, in April.

Martial arts teacher Eammon Timmons also broke the world record for smashing 40 roof tiles in under two seconds and donated his sponsorship money towards the grand total.

All together, they managed to raise £1,380.

Mr Curtis said: “The events were brilliant, the support from the local people was fantastic.”

He thanked everyone who came and donated to the charity.

The whole family were at both events, and Kian thoroughly enjoyed them.

Mr Curtis said: “Kian was a little terror but everyone loved him.”

Kian is as active as any other child, but may have to have a lung transplant in later life.

Mr Curtis said: “He is such a lovely little boy, you would never know he is ill.

“We will just have to hope and pray he will be ok.”