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[p]Abbie lit up every room she entered. It was impossible not to be in awe of her; full of determination, sass, spirit, love, laughter - and a whole lot of cheekiness. We miss Abbie terribly, and to no longer have her here is difficult to bear. [/p][p]In 2013, Abbie’s life was turned upside down and she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as sarcoma at the age of 10. Yet despite the heartbreaking challenges cancer imposes, she continued to shine. She climbed her first Scottish Mountain days after her first operation, completed her first Kilt Walk and began cheerleading.[/p][p]Abbie simply adored cheerleading. You only have to watch a video of her competing to see how much it meant to her and the amazing standard at which she performed at. She refused to let anything get in the way of doing what she loved. And so, when she was given the worst news imaginable, that her illness was terminal, she continued to attend cheer as often as she could, still turning up to class a few weeks before she passed away on Christmas Day, in 2017, aged 15. [/p][p]Knowing firsthand how much an act of kindness meant to a child or family in her circumstances, Abs decided she wanted to create a legacy which would help others for years to come. With the mission of spreading sparkle far and wide and helping, in her words, “hospitals and stuff”, she created Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation. [/p][p]Since then, through Abbie’s guidance, the foundation have been working both locally and across the UK to support children and their families who have been affected by cancer. Visiting sick children’s wards across Scotland to deliver gifts and goodie bags, contributing towards hospital equipment, providing grants to help them with financial difficulties cancer can impose and gifting holidays to families very much in need of some respite, are just some of the ways Abbie’s ‘sparkle’ is being spread. [/p][p]Inspired by Abbie’s courage and the incredible work the charity do, on October the 15th this year, on Abbie’s 17th birthday, we will fly to Tanzania in Africa where we will spend 8 days climbing up Africa’s highest free standing mountain - Mt Kilimanjaro. [/p][p]With the mountain being 16,100 feet above its base and 19,341 above sea level, our time spent camping and hiking through unpredictable weather conditions is set to be no easy feat. [/p][p]The money we raise from our numerous events throughout the year (details below) and from sponsorship will *ALL* go directly towards the foundation. We would like to highlight that our trip to Kilimanjaro is entirely self funded.[/p][p]Your support, no matter how big or small, would mean everything to us, but most importantly it would mean the world to Abbie.[/p][p]I miss my wee cousin, and I really want to make her proud.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read this.[/p][p]Chloe, Caroline, Martin & Ali x[/p][p][br][/p][p]Easter Spring Fair: 10 - 1@ Williamson Hall, Elgin - 13th of April [/p][p]Ceilidh: @ Elgin Town Hall - 16th of August (Sold Out) [/p][p]Prosecco Day: @ The Mansefield Elgin - 14th of September (Sold Out) [/p]