Charity receives big catch

DEBRA Regional Fundraising Manager Tony Eckersall presents the cheque to little Jack Waller and his grandmother Elaine Waller and grandfather Mick Waller, with staff from Walkers Restaurant.'114719
DEBRA Regional Fundraising Manager Tony Eckersall presents the cheque to little Jack Waller and his grandmother Elaine Waller and grandfather Mick Waller, with staff from Walkers Restaurant.'114719
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THE LOVING grandparents of a boy suffering from a potentially fatal skin condition have opened up their restaurant to raise money to help fund research into a cure.

Elaine and Mick Waller, from Walkers Fish Restaurant in Ayton, served charity fish suppers to diners, raising £5,336 for charity DEBRA.

The charity helps the estimated 10,000 sufferers of Epidermolysis Bullosa, which is more commonly known as EB.

The genetic condition causes skin to blister and break at the slightest touch or rub, and the Regional Fundraising Manager for DEBRA, Tony Eckersall, said: “This is going to do absolute wonders for the charity.

“It’s a horrible condition that, in its worst form, can actually be fatal yet if you look at little Jack’s smile it’s as big as the world.

“I just want to thank all the staff and diners for their help.”

Mr Eckersall has expressed an interest in setting up a steer group. If anyone would like to help, contact him on 01612 865340.