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East Ham mum hoping to raise £15,000 with charity gala at Newham Town Hall

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:44 01 December 2017

Chenny Nkemaka with son Zikora. Picture: Ken Mears

Chenny Nkemaka with son Zikora. Picture: Ken Mears

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An East Ham mum is hoping to raise money for the hospital that saved her son’s life with a gala at Newham Town Hall.

Zikora receiving treatment. Picture: Chenny NkemakaZikora receiving treatment. Picture: Chenny Nkemaka

Chenny Nkemaka, 40, has hired the hall using her own money to help raise funds for those in the same situation as her son Zikora Wright, six.

There will be food, drink, speeches from charity representatives and music.

This is not the first time Chineye Nkemaka, 40, has raised money for the charity - in 2016 she skydived out a plane with two friends, raising over £7,000 with the help of friends.

Zikora suffered multiple heart attacks and organ failures before his second birthday and had to spend eight weeks in intensive care - but thanks to the work of leading doctors at Great Ormond Street he is still alive today.

“People do not know what we go through, and it’s other parents as well. I hope people will buy tickets so I can reach my target,” said Chenny.

The money will be shared by Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Acute Transport Service.

Ring Chenny on 07447063580 for tickets, which are £50.

You can buy tickets here.

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