Bank Holiday fete will raise funds for Alanna’s special dog

Alanna Thomson.
Alanna Thomson.

A summer fete this Bank Holiday Monday will raise money to pay for a life changing assistance dog for a severely autistic youngster.

Determined mum Charlotte Vallelly is putting on the event at Marston Pavilion Sports Field on Marston Moretaine from 1pm to 4pm.

Six year old Alanna Thomson suffers from the severest form of autism and also had global development delay. She is unable to speak and communicates with pictures.

The youngster has qualified for a dog with Service Dogs Europe-UK but first Charlotte needs to raise £6,500 towards the cost of the special puppy and its training.

She has already raised more than £1,000 through donations and fundraising initiatives including a cake and coffee sale outside the village Co-op.

The mum, who lives in the village, hopes that the dog will improve Alanna’s quality of life, help her to be more independent and keep her out of harms way.

Monday’s fun day will include a barbecue, pony rides, a bouncy castle, stalls and the fire service and Army cadets will be there.

To contact Charlotte about fundraising call 07576 338933. Donations can also be made through