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The Dorset Children's Foundation
The Dorset Children's Foundation
Send Annabelle on a dream holiday

Send Annabelle on a dream holiday

Why we need your help

In 2019 Annabelle’s parents were told that their perfectly healthy daughter had a large brain tumour. The worst nightmare for any parent.

Two days later Annabelle underwent a gruelling 10 hour surgery to remove a large brain tumour (Pilocytic Astrocytoma) in her Cerebellum (the part of your brain which controls balance and co-ordination) which was pressing on her brain stem and to drain the fluid which had built up on her brain (Hydrocephalous).  This huge operation had considerable risk.

Following the surgery Annabelle suffered Posterior Fossa Syndrome, causing her to be completely paralysed. Unable to move or speak. She spent 3 days in intensive care, she required a feeding tube and a drain into her brain which allowed any excess fluid to be drained.

Annabelle’s health has greatly improved and the Neurologist has said she is likely to be as recovered as much as she is going to now. She has been left with damage to a nerve in her eye requiring her to wear a patch. She has balance and coordination problems, a left side weakness due to the paralysis and sickness every morning. She also struggles to process her emotions and gets overwhelmed quite easily. Going forward she will have yearly scans to monitor her brain and look for any regrowth. It has been a long road and she is doing incredibly well.

The Dorset Children’s Foundation are very honoured to be an official wish giving charity for Give Kids The World (GKTW) which is a non-profit ‘story book’ resort in central Florida, where children with life threatening illnesses and their families are treated to a week-long cost free holiday.

When a family arrives at Give Kids The World Village, they quickly realise that this is a special place. They get to visit the world-famous attractions and theme parks of Central Florida and enjoy The GKTW Village teeming with themed parties, events and surprises.

Each day offers an amazing experience. Parents see their children smiling and laughing – things that they haven’t done in weeks, months, even years. We would love to have the funds to send Annabelle and her family to make special memories that last longer than a lifetime.

Please donate what you can so we can give Annabelle a dream holiday.


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Jul 23, 2021

Graham Dark


Jun 12, 2021

Team Fullbrook

Hope you get the bestest holiday Annabelle and we know your nanny Lynne will do everything to make sure you do. Lots of love Elmo, Deb and Keith

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 10, 2021

Alison B

To a brave little girl, create special memories and have an amazing time

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jun 01, 2021


Happy Birthday Shelley from Tala and Rich xx

May 31, 2021


Good luck and all the best with your fund raising


May 31, 2021

Jane Nordic Fit Guernsey

1 per Km Great idea for a great family xx


May 30, 2021


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 27, 2021


For my favourite!

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

May 27, 2021

Jill Hartle

Such a brave little girl who deserves her dream holiday. Good luck with the fundraising.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 26, 2021


Really hope you meet your target and get that gorgeous girlie of yours her dream holiday all my love Emelle x

(plus 5.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 2,482.23

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Raised offline 0.00

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