Rachel &Brooke

£15,860 of £15,500 goal

Raised by 712 people in 1 month
My daughter Rachel who is 33 has inherited a rare form of aggressive dementia called Gerstmann–Sträussler–Scheinker syndrome.
Rachel was fully diagnosed at the end of 2017,there is no treatment and most unfortunately no cure.
This condition is extremely rare especially in young people.
She has an 8yr old daughter and is a single parent living alone in Chesterfield.
 Her mother also has this condition,she is currently receiving palative care.
I am trying to raise funds to give both Rachel and her daughter a holiday to remember in Disney Land Florida .
Rachels condition is deteriating at an alarming rate with loss of both mobility and memory. 
Rachel was a childcare nurse  for many years before she tragically became ill.
Funds are needed urgently so that they can both have fun times together before the eneviatable happens.

As a family we have had and continue to have tough emotional times since her diagnosis, and with the daunting prospect of even more to come we are determined to make every day as happy and joyful as possible for both of them.31952474_153363919832210_r.jpeg

A holiday in Disneyland would give Rachel and Brooke some wonderful everlasting memories.

Please help if you can.

Thankyou for your love and support in these difficult times.

Kevin & Melanie Potter
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Many thanks to all who have donated so far and to the wonderful people who have organised fund raising events etc Here’s the first one this coming Saturday xxx much love to you all Kevin and Melanie Potter.xxx
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Day 15 Update.
Fantastic !!
We are so thrilled and thankful to have reached our target of £15,000 .
The fund will remain open as any funds not utilised for the dream holiday will be put towards making Rachel and Brooke’s lives a little easier in the difficult times ahead.
A massive Thankyou once again to all who have contributed to this appeal.
Further fund raising events for September confirmed:
Sat 8th Sept
Rock for Rachel
The County Music Bar
Saltergate Chesterfield S40 1JS live bands from 12pm until late,food and exclusive raffle.

Monday 10th Sept 07:30 am to 18:00 pm
Rainbow Fundraiser
Jungle Day Nursery
Foxwoods Road
Chesterfield S41 9RF.

Sat 15 Sept 14:00 to 17:00
Dance works Chesterfield
Family Fun Day Fundraiser
Hasland Methodist Church
Hampton Street
Chesterfield S41 0LH.

A massive Thankyou goes to all the organisers and helpers for these brilliant fundraisers.
Further media coverage of the appeal to be announced soon.
Bless you all, much love Kev &Melanie xxxxxx
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We are Incredibly close to the target figure so please keep sharing folks.
Any funds raised not used for their dream holiday will be utilised to provide help for Rachel and Brooke in the future.
A massive Thankyou to all who have donated and shared,and who are organising future fund raising events.
We have been blessed with hundreds of beautiful messages of love and support since we began the appeal 11 days ago. Xxxxxx❤️❤️❤️❤️
Kev & Melanie xxxx
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