Trust backs youngster

Abigal Cook, seven, of Warmsworth is wanting to complete her bucket list, due to a rare disease she has. Picture: Andrew Roe

Abigal Cook, seven, of Warmsworth is wanting to complete her bucket list, due to a rare disease she has. Picture: Andrew Roe

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A TRUST aimed at making the wishes of terminally ill people come true has offered support to a brave little girl struck by a rare condition.

Seven-year-old Abigail Cook was diagnosed with Batten Disease, which affects just one in 200 young people in the UK, meaning she experiences seizures and will lose her sight and mobility.

Abigail has compiled a wish list of things she would like to do in her lifetime - and swimming with dolphins is her ultimate dream.

To help raise the £7,000 needed for the family trip to Orlando, the Warmsworth youngster has been boosted by the backing of The Eve Merton Dreams Trust - a charity set-up in the memory of Doncaster stalwart Eve Merton which helps the terminally ill cancer patients.

The trust has made a “sizeable” donation to Abigail’s appeal and charity supporter Adam Ainger has given £320 from a football prediction fundraiser.

In addition, the trust is holding a coffee morning at Cusworth Hall on November 30, from 11am to 2pm.

For more on The Eve Merton Dreams Trust, visit www.evestrust.co.uk