Help raise cash for brave Angel
A NIGHT of entertainment with a series of tribute acts will help raise money for a brave little girl with a life-limiting chromosome disorder.
Angel Riley (2) was born with Edwards’ syndrome – also known as Trisomy 18 – which affects her development and growth.
Her parents set up the Angel Riley Foundation after realising there was little help for parents in the same situation.
The award-winning troupe of lookalikes and tribute acts from Stars in Our Eyes will perform a charity concert to help transform Angel’s bedroom into a sensory room.
Kerry said: “Angel is the only survivor of Edwards’ syndrome in the whole of South and West Yorkshire.
“Only five per cent of sufferers survive birth and only two per cent survive infancy so Angel is proving everybody wrong.
“Stars in Our Eyes came to us and said ‘we want to put an event on for you and Angel’ which was great of them.”
The event will take place at Thrybergh Working Men’s Club, Hollings Lane, on Saturday, September 3.
Entry is £2 on the door with all proceeds going to the Angel Riley Foundation.
Kerry said: “Angel’s smile warms so many hearts and we want to transform her bedroom so that she can fulfil her life as we don’t know when we will lose her.
“We also want to raise some money to make it an extra special Christmas because we don’t know if it will be her last.”
Kerry and Paul, formerly of Wath, also appealed for more people to get involved with fund-raising to help other parents who have children with life-limiting conditions.
They also hope to raise enough money to open a “retreat” for families.
Kerry said: “We want to open a retreat for families so they can get together because there isn’t much out there for people.
“We want to help families make as many memories and wishes as possible and stop the word ‘incompatible’ being used because Angel certainly isn’t incompatible.”