Charity party for mum who had all four limbs amputated

Slug and Lettuce MK to host DJ and raffle night on Saturday November 3 to raise funds for new prosthetic limbs for Kim…

A charity night is being held at the Slug and Lettuce next month to raise funds towards new prosthetic limbs for a Bletchley mum who had both hands and legs amputated.

Kim Smith was given hours to live last year after a kidney infection led to severe sepsis while on holiday in Spain.

Doctors saved her life but she was awoken at MK University Hospital after 9 weeks in an induced coma to some terrible news: Either have your hands and legs amputated or lose your battle with sepsis.

A £35,000 crowdfunding appeal has since been launched by family and friends to pay for private limbs for Kim.

And you can play your part in contributing by buying a ticket for the ‘KIm’s Chance Party’ at the Slug and Lettuce in MK on Saturday November 3.

Tickets are £8, plus a small booking fee, and there will be live DJs, a raffle and plenty of fun on the night.

The event, which is being backed by Celebrate:MK, has been organised by Kim’s friend Carol Osborne.

Carol said: ”So, is our Kim coping? Of course she is, but this is only due to friends and family raising money for all the equipment and care she is now needing in her very new and frustrating life.

“This is one event along with so many to get the money for the support she so deserves.”

For tickets call 0333 666 3366. Donations can be made via justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kimschance1

This feature was published in the October 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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