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Monday, 01 September 2014

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Cumbrian woman battling illness launches internet auction

A young woman battling several rare illnesses is launching an internet auction to help a fundraising appeal.

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Sammy Armstrong

Sammy Armstrong, 23, lives at Hethersgill, between Longtown and Brampton.

She suffers from a combination of conditions – including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) – which are worsening and leaving her bed bound.

Desperate for help, she is fundraising so she can receive treatment from private experts in London and get a much-needed wheelchair.

Since launching her appeal, Sammy has had support from various individuals and businesses. The latest comes from bosses at Walby Farm Park, near Carlisle, which has donated two year-long family passes she can auction to raise funds.

The passes, which usually sell for £220, allow unlimited entry into the attraction for a family of up to five people.

Sammy is today listing them on internet site eBay and hopes to raise as much as possible to bolster her appeal fund.

The passes will be listed for the next 10 days. To make a bid search for them using ‘Walby Farm Park’.

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