Mum continues fundraising campaign

Kate Kear from Castleford, pictured with her four children, Jack, Lewis, Isabel and Caleb. Kate, along with Jack and Isabel, have been diagnosed with FH - a condition which causes high  cholesterol and heart problems.'p312a310
Kate Kear from Castleford, pictured with her four children, Jack, Lewis, Isabel and Caleb. Kate, along with Jack and Isabel, have been diagnosed with FH - a condition which causes high cholesterol and heart problems.'p312a310
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Castleford mum Kate Kear is continuing her fundraising and awareness campaign into familial hypercholesterol (FH) by organising a summer ball and taking part in a national health event.

Kate, 33, of Denton Terrace, and two of her four children have been diagnosed with the condition, while a third is borderline FH, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

She is organising a Midsummer Butterfly Ball in aid of Heart UK on June 7 at The Bluebell Hotel in Dodworth, Barnsley, while a friend has just completed a skydive to raise money for the charity.

Kate has also spoken this week at the Healthcare Innovation Expo at the Excel Arena in London to talk about a patient’s perspective on diagnosis and treatment of FH.

Kate is pictured with her children Jack, 14, Lewis, 12, Isabel, nine, who has just been diagnosed and Caleb, two.