Get your dancing shoes on for Kayleigh

Kayleigh lewis fundraising walk, Kay Ryman, Jade Ferrie, Nina Forsyth, Diane Hainey, Tracy Lewis, Rosslyn Wilson, Jayne Whannel,May Marshall, front, Jack Lyons and Kayleigh  Lewis.

Kayleigh lewis fundraising walk, Kay Ryman, Jade Ferrie, Nina Forsyth, Diane Hainey, Tracy Lewis, Rosslyn Wilson, Jayne Whannel,May Marshall, front, Jack Lyons and Kayleigh Lewis.

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Big-hearted friends and family of an Isle of Whithorn girl suffering a rare disease are continuing efforts to raise cash for others affected by the infliction.

Kayleigh suffers from Sanfillippo disease, a progressive disease that affects the child mentally and physically normally resulting in death between mid teens to early 20s.

Kayleigh’s Crew, a group of friends and family who held a sponsored walk in the summer to raise money for CHAS (Childrens Hospice Association Scotland) and Rachel House, a vital hospice for all affected by the suffering of youngsters, are now hosting a dance in Wigtown for the same cause.

Kayleigh’s mum, Tracey, said support for the walk led them to plan another event and the support has been staggering. She said: “People have donated fantastic raffle and auction prizes and we’re just overwhelmed with what we’ve managed to get. There is nothing in the raffle worth less than £10 and the auction lots have been so generously donated.”

Amongst the auction lots are a one-off painting calle Kayleigh’s Constellation, a signed 2014 world cup Brazil qualifier shirt from Scotland v Belgium, holiday stays in local cottages and holiday parks, a rocking horse, girls’ clothing and a bespoke necklace from local jewellery designer, Jill Parker.

The dance will be held on Friday, November 15 in the County Buildings with tickets costing £7.50. Live music from Ulterior Motive and a buffet is included in the price, and tickets are available from the Bladnoch Inn, Machars Action, Vaness’a Hair Salon and Laura’s gift shop, both in Newton Stewart, or from the Kayleigh’s Crew Facebook page.