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Sick schoolgirl's Disney dream
2:00pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
A SCHOOLGIRL who is suffering from multiple life threatening conditions hopes that a pensioner’s close shave will take her closer to her dream of going to Disneyland Paris.
Angel Crage, 10, of Southill, Weymouth, spent the first two years of her life in hospital.
Fellow Southill resident Clive Taylor, who heard of Angel’s condition through friends, is having his long locks shaved off to raise money for the Southill Primary School pupil to be able to meet Mickey Mouse.
Angel, who suffers from Turner syndrome, calcification of the kidneys and congenital heart disease, has always been too ill to have a proper holiday.
She is fed through a tube in her stomach and has a small stature because of her Turner syndrome.
Her nan Erica Crage, 55, who is Angel’s full-time carer, said her grandchild is now doing well with her condition but Disneyland has always been viewed as ‘a pipe dream’ because of the expense.
Clive, 67, will have his hair cut at the John Gregory pub in Southill on Saturday during the interval of a performance from folk/rock band The Dolmen at around 10pm.
Erica said: “I was amazed that Clive wants to do something like this.
“We really appreciate what he’s doing.
“We’ve never been one for publicising Angel’s condition, we’ve always kept it to ourselves.
“Angel was so pleased, she gave Clive a kiss and a cuddle when she found out.”
Clive, of Marchesi House, Southill, said: “I really want to do something to help Angel.
“It’s nice to help someone in the local community and the idea of doing some fundraising came about while I was talking with people at a beer festival in the pub.
“I’ve been growing my hair for about three years and since I found out about Angel I’ve wanted to help her, she’s always smiling.
“I’m going to be letting Angel do the first cut.
Angel said she is looking forward to staying up late on Saturday and seeing Clive have his head shaved.
People can support the cause by attending the Dolmen concert at the John Gregory on Saturday from 8.30pm.
You can also sponsor Clive by filling in his sponsor forms and pledging money at the John Gregory pub or Spar shop in Southill.
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