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    Weʼve raised £2,408 to Send Elisa and her three young children to Disneyland.

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    Funded on Saturday, 18th March 2017

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    Story

    I would like to introduce you to my good friend Elisa. A vibrant, outgoing, generous and wonderful, single mother of three. I recently heard the awful news that she has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. By the time the doctors caught it, it had already spread to both femur bones, her spine, sternum, both hips, several lymph glands and her lungs. Although the disease has been declared non curative, it can be managed, hopefully for many years, but it will undoubtedly shorten the time and quality of life she has left with her three beautiful children.

    When speaking with her recently, she mentioned that Disneyland had always been a trip she'd hope to make with her children. Unfortunately, being a single mum, the overwhelming cost has so far prevented this. Abigail, Ezme and Jenson are aged 14, 7 and 5. Most children of their age dream of meeting fairy-tale princesses and riding the rides in this magical kingdom, but for these three children, their priorities are rapidly changing. Coming to terms with, and understanding what this diagnosis really means for their mum will be the hardest thing they've ever had to do.

    So, I would really like to give them something to look forward to beyond Christmas this year. A trip of a lifetime for the children, and a chance for Elisa to enjoy their smiles while she still can. The doctors are doing all they can to fight this disease and keep the family together for as long as possible; many of Elisa's close friends are rallying around her to raise money to cover her day to day living expenses now that she in unable to work, but I would like to do something for them to take all their minds off the bleak future. I want to help them build more happy memories to treasure no matter what the outcome.

    I want to send this extremely brave and deserving family to Disneyland.

    Please donate anything you can spare to help make this happen. x

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    • Sally Wilson6 months ago
      Sally Wilson

      Sally Wilson

      6 months ago

      Thanks to everyone who helped support Elisa's Fund! You have given this family something truly wonderful to look forward to during this very difficult time. We are all extremely greatful for your kindness :)

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    • Sally Wilson7 months ago
      Sally Wilson

      Sally Wilson

      7 months ago

      We did it! It was tough but surprisingly fun to run in princess outfits, despite the uncomfortably restricting fabric! We especially enjoyed all the support we got from the kids who were excited to see Disney Princesses taking part. It reminded us why this fund started and how happy we are to have reached our goal. Elisa and the kids WILL go to Disneyland, thanks to all your generosity! But there's a million more things they could do with the extra money to make this next year as enjoyable as possible, so please, keep donating :)

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    • Sally Wilson7 months ago
      Sally Wilson

      Sally Wilson

      7 months ago

      Two Disney princesses took on the Brighton Half Marathon this morning, to raise money for Elisa's Fund! ;)

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    • Sally Wilson7 months ago
      Sally Wilson

      Sally Wilson

      7 months ago

      It's finally upon us! This weekend, Caroline and I will be running in the Brighton Half Marathon dressed as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, to raise money for Elisa's Fund. Please consider taking a moment to read Elisa's story on our crowdfunding page, and donate whatever you can. X

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    10 months ago

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    Supporters

    92

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jake Harrell

      Jake Harrell

      Mar 16, 2017

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 2, 2017

    • Kathryn Beale

      Kathryn Beale

      Mar 1, 2017

      Hope Elisa and her children have a lovely time in Disneyland xx

      £40.00

    • Geoff

      Geoff

      Feb 28, 2017

      What an amazing cause! Have fun!!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 27, 2017

      Thank you for making their wish come true.

    • Katharine Segal

      Katharine Segal

      Feb 26, 2017

      So amazing! Congrats! x

      £30.00

    About the fundraiser
    Sally Wilson

    Sally Wilson

    To help raise funds for this cause, I will be taking part in the Brighton Half Marathon in February. To make this even more of a challenge, I am willing to do it in a fancy dress outfit of your choice. Please donate to the page and comment with your fancy dress request of choice.

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