Wiltshire Publications

Issue 477 – Sign a Christmas card – and help young Josselin

PEOPLE are invited to sign just one Christmas card this year, to help raise funds for a disabled Westbury girl.

Four year old Josselin Tilley was born with CHARGE syndrome. She is profoundly deaf, registered blind, and the syndrome affects her eating, drinking, breathing and development.
Banana Blues in the High Street is supporting the Christmas appeal by holding the Christmas card in the salon.
Kerry Eatwell, one of the people behind the appeal, explained, “Rather than sending and stamping many Christmas cards to your friends and family, you can sign ours and donate the money saved to help Josselin’s parents cope with her handicap.
“The card for signing is with the collection pot kindly being hosted by Banana Blues. Please help by adding your name and donating to such a worthy cause.”
Josselin needs specialist equipment, therapy, and 24 hour care. While some equipment and therapy is provided from the NHS and Social Services, they don’t provide everything she needs.
Josselin’s parents are also currently fundraising to enable Josselin to undergo a new therapy called spider therapy which they hope will allow her to walk. A children’s Christmas Party will be held at the Laverton Hall on December 20th from 2.30-4.30pm, with funds split between Josselin and the Sam Puttick Fund.
More about Josselin and other ways to help can be found at www.help4joss.org