Ladies’ night for a good cause in Great Yarmouth

A LADIES’ night fundraising spectacular is being organised by a heart-transplant survivor from Great Yarmouth to thank those who helped her.

Mother Rachael Lear, 46, had a heart transplant in 1991 and was featured in the Mercury last month having defied doctor’s predictions that she would live no more than between five and eight years.

And as part of a series of fundraising nights for Papworth Hospital in London, where she underwent the operation, she is putting on a glamorous night in The Masonic Lodge on the town’s seafront.

From 7.30pm on March 11, the hall will be filled with more than 20 stalls selling everything from jewellery to chocolate.

These will all ring the main attraction in the hall- a fashion show, with gowns on display by local clothes shops including Match.

Rachael, who has a 20-year old daughter and lives in Anchor Court said she had sold more than 150 tickets for the event, but added that there were still plenty more up for grabs.

She said: “It’s all for a good cause, and there will be a range of things to see and do, including beauty treatment, and it should be a great evening.”

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The evening is one a number being organised by Rachael this year for Papworth hospital, which she still goes to for check-ups every six months.

With her efforts she hopes to raise more than �20,000, which will build up to her celebrating the 20 year anniversary of her operation.