Haworth hotel plans fundraiser for Amy Knowles

Old Registry owners Peter and Leanne Quinn with their son Bailey, two

Old Registry owners Peter and Leanne Quinn with their son Bailey, two

First published in News

Hoteliers are holding a fundraising night to help young people living with a rare medical condition.

Peter and Leanne Quinn are hosting the event on Tuesday, January 28, in tribute to Keighley teenager Amy Knowles, who suffers from a complex disorder.

They hope the festivities at the Old Registry restaurant and rooms in Main Street, Haworth, will raise money for Amy’s fund for research into a cure for the condition. Amy has a range of ailments that mean the nerves and muscles in her stomach do not work. She has undergone dozens of operations, and regularly has to spend several months at a time in Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Amy’s bravery last year inspired pop star Jessie J to have her hair shaved off during the BBC’s Comic Relief marathon.

Peter and Leanne wanted to hold a fundraising event to celebrate the first anniversary of taking over the Old Registry. Leanne said proceeds would support both the Amy May Yam fund – set up by Amy to fund specialist research at Great Ormond Street Hospital – and Amy’s own physical and mental well-being.

She said: “The event includes a hearty home-made supper, something sweet to finish, singing by Annie Drury, a magician and a raffle.”

The event is at 7pm. Call (01535) 646503.

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