Pyjama event at Rainbow Day Care nursery raises Â£700 for a worthy cause
Catharine Maybin has handed over a cheque for Â£700 to Royal Hospitals Clinical Psychologist Katie Banks in aid of The National Society for Phenylketonuria charity at the Belfast Royal Hospitals.
The money was raised through a PJ day held at Larne’s Rainbow Day Care Nursery.
Also included in the photo (right) are Katie Agnew and Sophia Manning.
The National Society for Phenylketonuria (PKU) describes the illness as “a rare inherited condition in which there is a build up of phenylalanine in the body.”
“Phenylalanine is a natural substance; it is a building block of protein,” it continues.
“PKU is looked for in all newborns in the United Kingdom by measuring phenylalanine levels in the heel-prick blood test.
“All babies should have this test as it allows treatment to start early in life.”
PKU is treated by following a low protein diet, supplementing the diet with artificial protein instead of meat, cheese, poultry, eggs and milk which are not permitted.