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Adventure Wonderland will raise cash for Zoe's Wish charity
Paul and Jo Dunn have set up the charity Zoe’s Wish after their daughter Zoe died from a rare blood disorder
A CHRISTCHURCH couple will be holding a family fun day to raise money for the charity set up in memory of their daughter.
Paul and Jo Dunn, who live in Burton, near Christchurch, set-up the Zoe’s Wish in memory of their beloved daughter who died in 2001 from thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).
The condition affects the blood and forms small clots within the circulation, resulting in a low platelet count.
The couple, who have worked tirelessly for years to provide support to patients in a similar condition, will be holding the special fun day at Adventure Wonderland on August 23.
Paul said: “We’d like as many people as possible to visit Adventure Wonderland on August 23 to take part in our special day.
“We’re running a prize draw at the moment, which will be drawn on the day by Christchurch Council ’s Cllr Sue Spittle, last year’s mayor.
“The first prize is a wonderful playhouse, Rose Cottage, donated by Little Bear Hideaways.”
The house will be on display at Castlepoint Shopping Centre on August 15, with an opportunity to buy tickets for the prize.
Paul also revealed that next year, their fundraising will be aimed towards the purchase of holiday accommodation to allow the charity to offer respite breaks.
Their fundraising target for next year is £25,000 and they are looking at the possibility of locating the accommodation at Hoburne Park.
Paul added: “It was always Zoe’s wish to help people in similar circumstances.
“Our current fundraising challenge is to buy a medical monitor for use in the Zoe Dunn Treatment Bay at the NHS Blood and Transplant Centre in Oxford. The monitor costs more than £2,000 and we’re also hoping to raise enough to provide a nebuliser for use by asthma patients.”
For more details about the charity go to zoeswish.co.uk