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Fundraising in memory of Kerry
THE memory of a 14-year-old girl from Salisbury who died 20 years ago saw a charity night organised by her family on Friday raise £2,000 for Diabetes UK.
Kerry’s Memorial Charity Night was held at Bemerton Heath Harlequins club in memory of Kerry Louise Tinkler.
She was diagnosed with diabetes two months before her 12th birthday but doctors were unable to control her sugar levels with insulin.
The event was organised by her mother, Kelsie Kennedy, brothers Jamie and Stephan Tinkler, and father Chris Tinkler, with support from family and friends.
Richmond Soul performed free of charge and money was raised through tickets, which sold out within ten days, a raffle and an auction.
Prizes for the auction were donated by a number of companies including Cote Brasserie, Wagamamas, Harvester, Table Table, Odeon, Next, Tesco, Tribbecks and Laser Combat.
Manchester United Football Club donated an autographed pennant and a football from Matt Le Tissier, and Salisbury City Football Club donated terrace tickets.
The use of Bemerton Heath Harlequins club was given by landlord Steve Slader, who also donated £100, as did Require Recruitment.
“Kerry’s Memorial Charity Night was a huge success on Friday. Everybody had a fantastic night and gave very generously,” said Ms Kennedy.
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