Leeds United stars in fundraiser

Former Leeds United stars Terry Yorath and Noel Whelan showed their support for a young girl from Wakefield at a charity football match.

Sunday, 6th March 2016, 7:02 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th March 2016, 7:06 pm
Former Leeds United player Noel Whelan, right, with organiser Glenn Miller, at the charity football match. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Betsy Kay, who celebrated her first birthday yesterday, suffers from mitochondrial disorder, which has caused the youngster to have a thickened heart muscle and a high amount of acid in her blood.

Other symptoms include failure to thrive, muscle weakness and a rare heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

A charity football match to raise awareness and funding for research into the disease was held at Bruntcliffe Academy in Morley yesterday.

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Money raised will go to the Mitochondrial Research Fund.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/betsysfund.