Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White hosts charity dinner at Maresfield

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White hosted a charity dinner and auction on Monday night at his Chequers Hotel, in Maresfield, in aid of ten-year-old Georgia Allen, who is fighting an ongoing battle with Charcot Marie Tooth, a rare debilitating nerve condition.

The event raised more than £7,000 with all the money going towards Georgia’s treatment which currently falls outside of NHS funding.

Marco announced that this will become a Georgia Allen annual event.

He said: “Georgia touched my heart at a book-signing. She is a very special little girl – this evening is about putting a smile on her face and taking some of the pressure of her mother who works so hard for Georgia and in raising awareness for CMT across the county – we will continue to support them – it’s not much, but it gives me pleasure to be able to help in some small way.”

Star items in the auction included an Andy Warhol-style painting of Marco by Georgia and a cooking master class with Marco and Georgia in London for ten people.

Georgia is a pupil at Bonners primary school, Maresfield.

Georgia’s family will also be donating a percentage of the funds raised at the auction to the CMT UK fund.

Our picture by Ron Hill shows Marco with Rebecca and Georgia.

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Georgia's story can be found on www.thegeorgiaallenfund.com and more general information about Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) can be found here.

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