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£396raised of £2,000 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £396 to assist in the purchase of an Autism trained support dog

    Funded on Sunday, 14th January 2018

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    We have been hesitant to set up a Justgiving page as we are just a normal family, but lots of people have asked, so here it is.

    Arabelà is our smiley five year old.

    She loves painting, baking, reading, jumping, and her little sister Beaulah.

    She has a special affinity with animals.

    She is also Autistic.

    Although Autism brings huge and numerous daily challenges to Bella and our whole family, it is as much a part of her as her golden ringlets and her grey green eyes. This difference in her also has an astounding beauty. She notices the tiniest details, remembers every experience, enthuses over any small joy, and teaches a unique perspective.

    Arabelà needs help dressing and eating. She cannot peddle a bike, follow complex directions, or sleep through the night but she taught herself to read fluently before she was three and a half! She braves many difficulties every single day, getting dressed with uncomfortable fabric against her skin, eating enough to thrive, and surviving our loud, busy ever changing world is tough, but she never gives up.

    Arabelà has always loved painting and although her life drawings are limited and very basic, many of her abstract works make my heart sing and have drawn a lot of interest. Of course because she is still little I help. I buy and prepare the supplies and set everything out, and advise new things to try, but the work is all her own.

    Our dream is to give Arabelà a special autism trained dog. A furry friend who may help calm when she is anxious, guard when new places are too busy, help prevent her from bolting when she can't cope and help find her when she does.

    Maybe even help her sleep.

    All profit from Arabelà's Art ongoing will help fund her special dog and help make her life easier, and nicer.

    Please help support us by liking and sharing our page www.facebook.com/arabelasart and if you'd like to donate via just giving or buy a painting, well thats very exciting for Arabelà!

    Thank you so very much.

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      Supporters

      8

      • sara jennings

        sara jennings

        Jan 2, 2018

        Jodie knows what this is for 😊

        £36.00

      • Yoga Hero

        Yoga Hero

        Dec 7, 2017

        Payment for one of your beautiful paintings, sold at the studio!

        £35.00

      • Elaine Thompson

        Elaine Thompson

        Nov 20, 2017

        Christmas cards I saw at mum's space market. Lovely design by your girls. Good luck with fund raising and I hope your girls get their dog soon. X

        £20.00

      • Tracy Mitchell

        Tracy Mitchell

        Nov 9, 2017

        Beautiful paintings Arabelà, will look forward to receiving 'poppies'!Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Tracy xx

        £60.00

      • Nicola Baylis

        Nicola Baylis

        Nov 6, 2017

        My donation to support your awesome cause and adorn my wall with one of your beautiful works of art. Thank you so much 😊

        £70.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Nov 5, 2017

        Hi Dan. This is Sahar making the payment for painting 140 and 152.

        £75.00

      • Maureen Martin

        Maureen Martin

        Oct 31, 2017

        We want the best for Bella and love our painting which Katherine and Tom brought back for us. We have hung it in our granddaughters bedroom and will use it to teach them about autism . Thank you Bella

        £80.00

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