A WOMAN used her birthday to raise money for efforts to research and eventually cure the rare genetic disorder that affects her grandson.

Eleanor Ingman-Stone raised £2,040 for the Action Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity with an evening of entertainment at the Venue, Park Hall for her 80th birthday.

Her grandson Thomas Ingman-Outomuro, 16, has Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy which affects all the muscles in his body. He has to use an electric wheelchair and has not been able to stand since he was 12.

Eleanor said: “I didn’t expect to make this much money, I really didn’t.

“This money will help to improve the lives of these children who suffer from this relatively rare muscle-wasting disease and hopefully find a cure for it.”

She added that it was the “best birthday present ever” to be able to help people less fortunate than herself.

Duchenne affects around 2,500 youngsters in the UK, and without expert medical care those who have it will die by their late teens or early 20s.

Thomas, who lives in Spain with his family, was unable to attend.

The birthday event featured live entertainment from singer Mark Jones, a buffet and a prize raffle.

Among the prizes were a night at the Anglesey Arms bed and breakfast in Menai Bridge and a voucher for four people to go ten pin bowling at the Venue.

Eleanor thanked all those who supported the event.