A WOMAN from Wigton is organising a charity night to raise awareness for Crohn’s disease and colitis.

Heather Stevens, 25, has decided to host the fundraising event at Wigton Rugby Club because her brother, Tom, has colitis.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease, affecting more than 300,000 people in the UK.

Having seen him suffer recently, this spurred Heather on to hold the charity evening to fund research to help find a cure.

“Seeing my brother poorly and that no one talks about it makes me want to try and get people to understand it more,” said Heather.

“I want to raise awareness for the disease.”

The event is taking place at the Rugby Club next Friday, where there will be a raffle, auction and live band. Tickets for next Friday’s event are sold out but Heather is asking people for donations for the raffle and auction.