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Weʼre raising £200 to Help my friends lovely daughter Halle have the trip of a lifetime!

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Hello everyone. My name is Melissa and I thank you for firstly visiting my Just Giving page which I have set up on behalf of my company Tin Man Scrap in Buxton as part of my raffle to raise funds for something very special!

This year I have been thinking about how I can help local people who need a little bit of something extra, not just to make life easier, but just to say we are thinking of them and that they are truly deserving of a sparkle of happiness.

On my page you will see that I am raffling off this really amazing Tin Man sculpture which stands 2 feet tall made by a wonderful company WK Sherratt. The proceeds of which, I have chosen to go to a special little girl, whom I think deserves the world. Whilst I cannot give her the world, my goal is to at least help make sure she has a huge smile on her face, and nothing less.

Halle is the daughter of my friend Joanne and her husband Andy. I first met Jo many moons ago when I went to college with her. I daren't say how many years ago that was! But attached below is an article Jo wrote about Halle, so please have a read to know more about Halles condition.

Halle was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 2, and since then she has had a huge fight on her tiny hands in order to acheive a chance at receiving a better quality of life. If you read the story below, you'll see just how much this little soul has endured. To read that Halle aged 2 was having around 100 seizures a day is nothing but unimaginable. The courage Halle has shown is absolutely nothing short of inspiring, but at the same time, so heart breakingly bitter. And to go through such things at such a tender age is upsetting. Because of her valour and determination she inevitably won the Pride of Buxton award for Courage in 2017. Halle has missed out on a lot of her school life because she has spent so much of her little life in and out of hospital. Along side Halle has been her extraordinary family, and the toll that this must take is something I pray that few families should have to experience.

In light of this, young Halle has been given the surprise of a lifetime in the way of a dream holiday to Disneyland in Florida donated from the charity organisation 'Wish Upon A Star'. And I am so overwhelmingly happy that she has been chosen to receive this. The profits and proceeds gained from my fundraiser today will go towards this beautiful little girl as a treat for her to go and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. Those of us who are lucky enough to have been there in more healthy spirits will know that this is a breath taking and impressive place for children like her to visit, so I really want to make this a very memorable and special trip for her. I hope that by raising some money for Halle, she'll be able to spend like a mini rockstar but most importantly ENJOY herself. After all a childhood here has been lost to an awful condition. Whilst money is no recompense for this, lets make sure she has a bundle of memories that will last her a lifetime.

Thank you all for your co-operation and support, I hope you stand with me to support such a wonderful and brave young lady.


<<Every £1 spent is one raffle ticket into the draw. To all those who donate, I will be giving you numbers, and these will be drawn on the 1st July 2018 on my Tin Man Scrap page on FaceBook >>

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    • Kelly Turner

      Kelly Turner

      Jun 15, 2018

      Have a wonderful such deserved time . Xx


    • Pauline Townsend

      Pauline Townsend

      Jun 13, 2018

      Glad to support this worthy cause.


    • Anonymous


      Jun 12, 2018


    • Tracey Green

      Tracey Green

      Jun 1, 2018

      Support from Tracey x


    • Tim Blagbrough

      Tim Blagbrough

      May 31, 2018

      Hope this small donation helps. Lots of love


    • Zoe Jayne Middleton

      Zoe Jayne Middleton

      May 31, 2018

      Lots of love beautiful Halle and your amazing strong family ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 xxxxxx


    • Cindy Potter

      Cindy Potter

      May 31, 2018

      Good luck to you Melissa


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    Melissa Downhill

    Melissa Downhill

    Buxton, UK

    My name is Melissa Downhill and I am a partner of a local Buxton Business Tin Man Scrap

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