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Abel Foundation Christmas Fayre
2nd December 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Check out our Christmas Fayre on Sat 2nd Dec, 12pm to 3pm at The Rockhouse on London Street in Andover.
This event will be officially opened by The Southern Jacobites Pipe Band and there’s a free cup of mulled wine on entrance – and a soft drink for your children.
There’s a Fun Photo Booth with lots of laughs for the family and it’s £2 for a photo with Santa or Abel Bears, includes a lucky dip gift.
Great Stalls for Christmas Shopping. See you Saturday to support this great local charity.
Born in September 2014, Abel Noakes has been battling this disease all of his young life.
Abel’s parents understand the challenges parents and carers face and want to provide assistance to those dealing with this devastating illness.
After a great many stressful tests, Abel’s parents Tony and Claire waited 8 weeks for results. “The reason for wanting to help others is the appalling treatment we received”, says Tony.
They were told Abel had something called ‘Mitochondrial disease’ but Tony and Claire were told very little as doctors knew little about the disease. Tony and Claire felt like they were left in complete darkness. There are thousands like Tony and Claire.
Abel has Leighs Mitochondrial Disease with Narp Mutation. There is no cure – just a lot of medication and round the clock care is required to support him.
Abel still spends huge amounts of time in hospital and frustrated with the lack of support and knowledge Tony and Claire set up The Abel Foundation in 2015 to help provide support for sufferers and the families of Mitochondrial Disease.