Charity fun day raised over £700

Jayden Chaffey and Leilani Pitman pictured with Katrina Pfeiffer during the event at Greatham Community Centre.

Jayden Chaffey and Leilani Pitman pictured with Katrina Pfeiffer during the event at Greatham Community Centre.

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A FAMILY fun day organised by the mum of a toddler with a rare condition raised hundreds of pounds and important awareness of the illness.

Mum-of-three Katrina Pfeiffer arranged the event at Greatham Community Centre when there was all sorts of activities to entertain young children.

She did it to raise money for the charity Breathtakers OB Trust which supports people with obliterative bronchiolitis which her 18-month-old daughter Lily Tunstall has.

The day raised just over £700 for the cause and another fundraiser aimed at adults is set to be held later to raise even more money.

Katrina, 31, who lives in Greatham, said: “We raised just over £700 for the trust which is fantastic.

“Breathtakers are the main support group for obliterative bronchiolitis so we did it for them and also to raise awareness.

“We are going to do another event but on an evening and aimed at adults.”

A life-like baby doll will be carried over from the raffle after it did not sell enough tickets to make a profit.

Youngsters who attended the event got to enjoy a rodeo bull, large inflatable water slide, sumo wrestling suits and get their faces painted.

There was also lots of fundraising opportunities going on with raffles and tombolas and lots of refreshments and tasty treats from a hot dog stand and cake stall.

The Mail recently told how Lily struggles to catch her breath because of the condition which affects just 25 people in the North of England.

She has already undergone three operations to clear mucus from her lungs and will need more as she gets older and may need a transplant.