Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Redcar family's fundraising campaign to pay for specialist medical treatment launches new auction site

The Northern Echo: CAMPAIGN: Adelle Huckins 
A FAMILY raising money to pay for medical treatment have launched an online auction site to help fund their campaign.

Adelle Huckins suffered for 20 years with migraines, fatigue and a wide variety of infections before she was eventually diagnosed with Lyme Disease - a bacterial infection spread through the bite of a tick.

The desperate mother-of-three, from Redcar, needs to raise thousands of pounds to get two of her young children tested at a specialist hospital in Germany.

So far the auction site has raised £300 for the family but with thousands more needed the family is trying to raise interest in the free-to-use site on Facebook.

Mrs Huckins said: “Basically all people have to do is load a picture of what they are wanting to auction onto the site and then people can put a bid in for it with the money going towards the appeal.

“We are also organising a number of other events to try and raise money for our campaign but we would like to make it clear, we are a fundraising appeal and not a charity.

“Every penny that we raise it used to pay for medical treatment and to fund specialist tests in a German hospital."

Mrs Huckins and her husband, Robert, have already sold all of their belongings to fund the private medical care.

Anyone wanting to auction unwanted goods on behalf of the appeal should search for the Huckins Appeal Auction Site on Facebook.

They have also organised the Huckins Hearty Party at the Whitehouse, Marske, on Saturday, February 15 between 2pm and 4pm, when there will be a children’s disco and a variety of fun events.
Tickets, costing £2, are available by calling 07460-39700

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