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Doncaster parents are hosting a second family fun event this weekend to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the hospital team which helped their son.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 2:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 10:06 am
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Lian Boyle and Jay Trueman are hoping to build on the success of their first event in 2017, which raised £10,000 for the charity.

Lian and Jay’s son, Henry, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was just three weeks old and since then they have been active fundraisers and campaigners.

The event will take place at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Saturday September 21 and will be a huge party with entertainment for all ages.

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Lian explained: “Our son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis following the routine heel prick test that all newborns have. Henry’s dad and I were unaware of any family history of CF and so the diagnosis came as a complete shock and we both struggled to understand what this would mean for our son.

“Henry is now four years old and he is doing really well: he is a funny, energetic little boy who loves swimming and martial arts! He remains a very happy little boy, despite all the hospital visits, admissions, tests and treatments that he has to endure.

“The first fundraising event was a great success and really got people talking about cystic fibrosis. I’m hoping this year’s will be even bigger and better.

“We know it is still early days with Henry’s experience of this condition and we don’t know what is around the corner, but he has an amazing team at the CF Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, who have supported us in all ways from day one.”

The event, called‘Rock n’ Roar 2019, starts at 6pm. For tickets – £15 for adults and £5 for children – search Rock n Roar 2019 on Facebook or call 07881813041.