Fundraiser for Huntington's Disease Association hailed as a 'success'

PUBLISHED: 13:00 27 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:29 27 March 2018

More than £1,000 was raised for the Huntington's Disease Association.

More than £1,000 was raised for the Huntington's Disease Association.

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A North Somerset branch of the Huntington Disease Association (HDA) could be set up in the future following a 'successful' fundraiser.

More than £1,000 was raised at Kewstoke Village Hall, in Crookes Lane, by organisers Tim Davidson and Hannah Dickson and they thanked those who made it possible.

Hannah’s husband Stuart was diagnosed by doctors with the progressive brain disorder last year and she is hopeful of starting a North Somerset branch.

She said: “Support is vital for families who have to deal with a loved one fighting the disease.

“Currently we can offer advice, but hopefully in the future, we can do more, such as offer one-to-one support and respite care, as those types of services are not readily accessible.”

Tim will be running the London Marathon for the charity in April, and hopes to find a suitable premises to host monthly meetings.

Tim said: “There is a Weston support group, but we feel more should be done to help those in the surrounding areas.”

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