A family that has three generations affected by cardiomyopathy is continuing to raise money for the CMA with different events.
Norman and Daphne Ingram from Essex are holding a coffee morning at St Bart's Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea near Clacton on Saturday, June 9th, 10am to noon.
Norman, who is 70 and retired, was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2000 and has more recently had open heart surgery and a pacemaker.
Because the condition runs in families, the couple’s three sons underwent heart checks that showed that Glen (40) and Barry (38) also have the condition. Their youngest son Roy (35) does not have the condition but genetic testing has shown that he carries the gene mutation causing it in other members of the family
Three of their six grandchildren have the condition and one other carries the gene mutation but is not affected.
Norman said: “We are lucky to know we have this condition in the family and those who are affected attend regular heart checks at a specialist hospital in London. The family has had a great deal of support from the Cardiomyopathy Association over the years and we like to help the charity whenever we can.”
The family has been involved with many fundraising events for the CMA in that time. Four years ago when Norman and Daphne celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary they asked their guests to donate to the CMA instead of giving them presents. This alone raised £750.
CMA chief executive Robert Hall said: “Our charity gets no government funding so we rely on supporters like the Ingrams to fund our important work. We are most grateful for their very valuable contributions.”
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