A restaurant in Bridge Trafford is celebrating its third birthday on Friday, November 21, at the same time as raising funds for a local woman with Motor Neurone Disease.
The Chester Fields restaurant, on Chester Road, will raise cash for mother-of-three Rachel Evans who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in January this year, after a frustrating six months of tests and investigations to discover what was causing her muscle cramps and muscle twitching.
The former nurse at Claire House Children’s Hospice is hoping to attend the celebrations with her husband William and friends but describes herself as ‘up and down’ at the moment.
She said: “I really hope to be able to make it, because it is so nice of them to have thought of me and to include me on their flier. It came out of the blue really. The manager Mark Jarvis rang me to say that he was going to raise funds for the Christie as his father-in-law was saved from cancer by the hospital a year ago, but said that he also wanted to raise funds for me.”
Rachel has been raising funds for the Cheshire branch of the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) herself. In September, she held a Bake It fundraiser at Trafford Hall which raised £1,407.10 for the charity and her sister Louise Watson has raised a further £5,500 by doing a Mile a Day running challenge from July to October.
Rachel has recently benefited from the charity by receiving a chair which enables her to go from sitting to standing.
She said: “I can’t fault the charity for the equipment and they are organising a Christmas party for children of sufferers in a restaurant in Liverpool and have invited my three children.”
Raffle prizes at the restaurant on Friday include a holiday to Austria and a sumptuous Rolls Royce Valentine’s Day meal.