Get your poker face on to help raise funds for Cambs children’s unit

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POKER faces will be at the ready next month for a charity casino night to support Dreamdrops, Huntingdonshire’s children’s charity.

The event, which includes roulette, poker and black jack, is being staged by the parents of 10-month-old Imogen as a thank you to the staff on Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s Holly Ward.

Imogen has been back and forth from her home in Abbey Close, Sawtry, where doctors have been trying to discover why she has such low blood sugar levels.

“She had two seizures, so they ran all the tests they could to find out what was wrong,” her mum Kirsty Pope, 21, told The Hunts Post. “Her blood sugars were low enough to cause brain damage.”

Imogen was lucky and is otherwise a fit and healthy baby but the cause of the problem is still unknown.

“The first time she was on the ward for nearly a week and has been back four other times since then,”

Kirsty, an estate agent, added that she and Imogen’s dad Tim Payne, 29, can manage the condition at home and when they do have to visit the hospital for tests, the Holly Ward staff have been fantastic.

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The next step for Imogen could be trips to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London for tests. In the meantime, Kirsty and Tim, an engineer, are organising the casino night with the aim of raising £2,000 for Dreamdrops, which fundraises for Holly Ward.

They have already sold about 100 tickets to the event which is taking place on Friday, August 2, at Sawtry Working Men’s Club, and have about 50 tickets still remaining. They cost £10 each and include a buffet and a cup of chips as well as a disco from 10.30pm.

INFORMATION: To buy tickets call 07769 359468 or e-mail