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Dartford workers raise thousands for research into Crohn’s disease

PUBLISHED: 12:22 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:22 02 November 2017

Vaughan Davies (left) pictured with Natalie Davies and her family at the 10kforCrohns event in Hyde Park

Vaughan Davies (left) pictured with Natalie Davies and her family at the 10kforCrohns event in Hyde Park

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Two colleagues took part in the 10kforCrohns run

A Crohn’s sufferer and a sister whose brother suffers with the disease have managed to raise thousands of pounds in the search for a cure.

Vaughan Woodfall and Natasha Davies managed to raise a combined total of more than £1,000 for the charity ForCrohns by taking part in a sponsored run.

That total has been more than doubled this week thanks to an initiative from their employers.

Mr Woodfall, 63, raised £660 to take part in the 10kforCrohns event at Hyde Park.

He said: “Dealing with Crohn’s on a daily basis, I’ve always wanted to make a big contribution to a charity that can help make a difference.

“ForCrohns is really committed to funding research into the causes and the treatments and now I can help with that.”

The West Malling IT manager works with Miss Davies, who raised £515 for the charity, at Europa Worldwide Group, based in Dartford.

Miss Davies, 22, said: “My brother Kyle was diagnosed with Crohn’s last year and I wanted to do something to help.”

This week the two co-workers had their fundraising efforts doubled after Europa offered to match their contribution, bringing the total amount to £2,350.

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