Art auction helps paint brighter future for Eady
AN auction of paintings held earlier this year has paid for a trike for a two-year-old girl who has problems understanding the world.
Eady Body suffers from an undiagnosed neuro-development disorder that affects her in all areas of development, meaning she cannot sit or stand. Eady's family and friends organised the charity auction, called Art for Eady, in August.
Original artwork raised more than £4,000 for the tot.
Paintings were donated by artists from the area such as, Alce Harfield, Angie Rooke, Fiona Campbell, Seng and Philip Ledbury, as well as Wells painting group who donated a staggering 15 pieces of art. Eady's grandfather, Jeff Body, also donated a sculpture.
The money raised helped pay for the specialised trike that will give Eady daily physiotherapy, as well as lots of fun.
Eady's mum, Charly, said: "Getting this trike is a massive big deal for Eady and us. It gives her a new outlook on the world around her as well as strengthening her muscles."
Matt, Eady's dad, said: "We are still overwhelmed by the help, support and kindness everyone has shown in helping our daughter reach this point and beyond. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Due to the generosity of everyone involved in the recent fundraiser, Eady's parents have begun setting up a charity in Eady's name so that other families in similar situations can access much needed funds.