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.


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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