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Half of fundraising target reached for Norfolk boy with rare genetic disorder

PUBLISHED: 13:56 28 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:03 28 July 2018

Jack Wright with his mum and dad, Sian and Carl.
 Picture: Sonya Duncan

Jack Wright with his mum and dad, Sian and Carl. Picture: Sonya Duncan

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A fundraising campaign for a Norfolk boy with a rare genetic disorder has raised half of their goal after a Fun Day.

Jack Wright enjoying the Fun Day in Loddon. Picture: Richard WrightJack Wright enjoying the Fun Day in Loddon. Picture: Richard Wright

The family of two-year-old Jack Wright, who was diagnosed with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD), a genetic disease for which there is currently no cure or standard course of treatment, raised £2,300 at the Fun Day at Jubilee Hall in Loddon.

The total amount of money raised is now more than £12,000 of the £25,000 target, which parents Sian and Carl Wright, from Diss, hope to use to send Jack overseas for stem cell treatment.

As well as games for youngsters there was an auction with prizes donated by businesses from across the county, including Hollywood Cinemas.

Recently, Carl Wright raised £353 by taking part in Diss Cyclathon and saw organisers donate a further £100.

If you would like to donate go online to Jack go to www.gofundme.com/help-us-to-help-jack

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