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£6,130raised of £1,500 target by 164 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to help Ruby walk and talk and achieve the best of her potential.

Pickering, UK

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Earlier this year, my little girl, Ruby, was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that affects only 1000 people world-wide. Having Cohens Syndrome means that Ruby is severely developmentally-delayed; she will very likely need support for the rest of her life, as her sight will progressively deteriorate, leaving her either partially-sighted or blind. As yet, at the age of 3, Ruby is unable to walk or talk. She receives help from the NHS but due to the rural area in which we live, resources are extremely limited and she can only access one physio session every 6 weeks (we were lucky enough to be provided a walker for her just last week.)

According to the experts, early intervention is key with Ruby. As a family, we have financially supported her for private music therapy (to bring on her speech) and regularly travel to London and Manchester for intensive week-long sessions of CME therapy (for her mobility) and Reflex Integration (for her fine motor skills).

However, instead of asking for donations to help Ruby, we would like to invite you to enter an exciting raffle. Drum roll, please... How would you like to win this extremely-stylish, outdoor, artificial four-seater grass sofa???

Kindly donated by Ruby's Great-Auntie Angela and Great-Uncle Graham from Evergreen Direct, this outdoor sofa retails at £965 (* donkey and cushions not included). For every £1 pledged to Ruby's fund, a ticket bearing your name will be entered into the draw (£5 buys 5 tickets, £10 buys 10 tickets and so on...). The draw closes on the 31st July; we will film it and post the result on social media (so we're all legit). We will even throw in FREE UK delivery. (I know a man with a van).

Ruby is responding wonderfully-well to her therapy and is making astounding progress but with further support from you guys, we could really help her develop to the best of her potential.

P.S. If the sofa isn't something that would fit in your garden, perhaps you might know people/friends/businesses that would like to take a punt and help us achieve our goal for Ruby. Please feel free to share.

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  • Carrie-Anne Brackstone4 months ago
    Carrie-Anne Brackstone

    Carrie-Anne Brackstone

    4 months ago

    Dear Ruby-Rafflers, Thank you all for your on-going support. Please could you all PM or text or email me your addresses as Ruby has a thank you for you all. In other news, we have more CME booked for October (luckily, due to a cancellation as Biranit was fully-booked until Christmas) and we also start weekly private speech therapy in September. Without your kindness and generosity, this would not be possible! LOVE, Carrie and Family xxx

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  • Carrie-Anne Brackstone5 months ago
    Carrie-Anne Brackstone

    Carrie-Anne Brackstone

    5 months ago

    Results of the Ruby Raffle are below... HUGE thanks to everyone that entered and supported Ruby. We have raised enough money to fund her therapy for the next 2 years! Big shout out to Evergreen (Auntie Angela and Uncle Graham) for kindly donating the fabulous sofa (**donkey not included). LOVE TO YOU ALL. xxx

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  • Carrie-Anne Brackstone5 months ago
    Carrie-Anne Brackstone

    Carrie-Anne Brackstone

    5 months ago

    Ruby-Rafflers... Just collating and assigning ticket numbers. Thank goodness I have the help of in-house Rain Man, Eli J. Doummar and The Lady Mayor of Pickering, Joy Andrews to adjudicate proceedings... Are you all getting excited???

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6 months ago

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Page last updated on: 11/4/2018 6:11 PM



  • Helen Render

    Helen Render

    Nov 4, 2018

    With love to Ruby and our very best wishes for the future x


  • Stacey Weston

    Stacey Weston

    Sep 21, 2018

    Good luck with everything Carrie. Ruby’s gorgeous by the way xx


  • Angelique T

    Angelique T

    Sep 6, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Aug 28, 2018

    Good luck and good wishes to Ruby and Carrie and family from Hugh and Christine

  • Victoria Cook

    Victoria Cook

    Aug 28, 2018

    Money raised from the charity night at Nolan's last Saturday for Ruby


  • Iain McGregor

    Iain McGregor

    Aug 26, 2018

    Lots of love, Iain & Anna xx


  • Harriet & Rui

    Harriet & Rui

    Aug 4, 2018


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