Auction to raise funds for youngster's operation

By Jon Moreno

Published on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 09:24


Auction to raise funds for youngster's operation

Isle of Wight youngster Gracie-May raising money on a sponsored trike ride. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

A CHARITY auction to help raise money for a life-changing operation for an Isle of Wight youngster launches this month.

The auction has been organised in aid of seven-year-old Gracie-May Fuller, who has quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy, which affects her legs and limits her movement, will be going to the United States in October for a second operation that will cost around £15,000.

So far, £9,000 has been raised and if the procedure is a success, it will allow the Shanklin youngster to walk with sticks and lead a relatively normal life.

Michaela White, of Ryde, who has organised several major fundraisers, hopes her idea to run an on-line auction for Gracie-May will mirror the success of one last year for KissyPuppy, in aid of Sophie Rolf, which raised £6,500.

The auction will run for a week, from 7pm on Friday, June 20, to 7pm on Friday, June 27, on the Facebook event page with the aim of attracting bids for over 100 items.

All winning bidders will pay directly into Gracie-May’s Justgiving account.

Mother of three, Michaela, 33, said: "We thought that having done such a successful auction for KissyPuppy it was probably time to stop.

"But when I became aware of Gracie-May’s appeal, I thought £6,000 was a total that can be reached."

Anyone wishing to donate items to the auction can contact Michaela by calling her on 812178, by e-mail or through the event page.

Gracie-May’s fundraising page is



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