Appeal for Harborough family is close to £20,000

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The fund to help Market Harborough’s Boulton family is now close to £20,000, after a money-raising event in the town.

The event - a Quiz Night and raffle at Enigma organised by Rotoract Market Harborough - raised £1,778 from the raffle alone. Thornby Hall School also held a fundraising afternoon and raised £275. An appeal on a gofundme page - www.gofundme.com/Katherines-story - has raised a further £17,155 so far.

As we reported previously, pregnant town mum Ketherine Boulton (42) was rushed to hospital after a major bleed on the brain. Then in hospital she died for six minutes after a cardiac arrest. She is now recovering slowly.

Despite her mum’s condition, Baby Phoebe was born successfully on Christmas Day and is doing well.

Family friends Russell Stimpson and Steph Berry, who have organised the Boulton family appeal fund, have thanked Rotaract and Vita Vents for their support, and Enigma for hosting the event.

They also thanked more than 60 local and regional businesses that supported the raffle.

As the picture (above) shows Phoebe at home in Market Harborough with her older brother Ollie.

Mum Katherine is making slow progress at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.