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Avie's Fund Supported By Prospect

16th April 2012

We are delighted to announce that we have raised £500 for a young girl from Sunk Island near Patrington East who has severe autism the money raised will go towards helping pay for her to undergo speech therapy.

Prospect Centre was contacted by Avaline’s mum, Laura Murrell shortly before her story was shared in the Hull Daily Mail.

Five year old Avie was diagnosed with late-set severe autism last year and despite undergoing speech therapy through the NHS, she still cannot communicate. Avie’s appeal touched the hearts of the staff at Prospect Centre and along with our WH Smith and Currys stores the centre took on a fundraising spring clean themed mission.

With the media attention of the high price of metal the Centre and the two stores had a clear out of scrap materials and decided the money they received would be donated to Avie’s fund. The overall total was worth £500 which will go towards Avie.

Lee Appleton, Centre Manager at Prospect Centre says; “When Laura contacted us we wanted to offer our help, she is an inspirational mum and is working very hard to raise the funds Avie desperately needs. We hope our donation helps Laura to reach the total and I would like to thank WH Smith and Currys for helping with this fundraising appeal and also Kingston Cleaning who made this possible by taking our scrap metal to be sold on behalf of Avie”.

So far £3,000 has been raised for Avie with fundraising events throughout the region. Laura says; “With the kind donation we received we have now reached £3,000. £3,500 will get Avaline six months ABA therapy at the Autism Partnership Office in Leeds – meaning I would have to take Avie to Leeds once per month for supervision of the program. If I can raise £4,500 this would then be enough for the supervisors to visit Avie in school once a month, this would of course would be much easier for all concerned! And of course if we do manage to reach over the £4,500 mark it would simply mean I could fund the ABA program for longer.

“I cannot believe how wonderful Prospect Centre, WH Smith and Currys have been in helping raise so much for my daughter, I’m very grateful” Laura finishes.

Our very own Security Supervisor, Shaun Dart, has decided to run the Hull half marathon to raise extra funds for Avaline appeal. More details will follow shortly on Shaun’s challenge.

For more information on how you can help visit Avie’s fund page on Facebook.

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