Black tie dinner raises £13,000 to thank charity

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a COUPLE raised more than £13,000 to thank the charity which helped them when their son was in hospital in Sheffield.

Marcus and Laura Leverton put on a black-tie dinner for the Sick Children’s Trust, which provided accommodation at Sheffield Children’s Hospital Treetop House when their son Harry was in intensive care because of a viral infection.

Marcus, from Chesterfield, said: “This is such a wonderful charity which provides a much needed service to families in dire situations.

“Part way to recovering, Harry had a major setback when his bowels perforated, leaving the doctors fighting to save his life. Five hours in surgery and a week or so later and he was running around like nothing had happened. He is one brave soldier.

“Laura and I couldn’t have got through those 10 days without the support of The Sick Children’s Trust which is why we want our money to go to the Branching Out Appeal.”

Marcus and Laura organised the event at Chesterfield FC’s B2net stadium, with a dinner, raffle and an auction with one lucky winner walking away with a diamond ring worth £1,250.