A KIND-HEARTED group of women are taking on a series of challenges to raise funds to care for a special little girl.
‘Princess’ Tehyah, who lives in Greenfield, was born in July 2010 but aged just three was rushed to hospital after suffering multiple strokes, which damaged her brain.
She underwent emergency life-saving operations but complications caused swelling and fluid on the brain, resulting in her having part of her skull removed.
After further operations and adverse reactions to medication, Tehyah was given just two weeks to live in 2014 – but today is still fighting and smiling on.
And now ‘Team Tehyah’ is raising funds for her expensive equipment and care with a host of events and challenges.
More than £4,500 has been raised already after fundraisers including Pauline Wells, Christine Greenwood and Heidi Shields held a Summer Spectacular Auction.
They have also held a Shopping Night and Psychic Night and Debee Hardie from the Granby Arms in Uppermill added to the pot after hosting a gambling night.
Next up, is a sponsored walk in fancy dress on Saturday, October 24 from Royton, where Tehyah used to live, to the Granby Arms, where there will be refreshments and a raffle.
Fundraiser Heidi, 36, decided to do all she can for the little girl – who communicates by smiling and laughing – after reading about her story in the newspaper.
A student nurse at Salford, she said: “I got in touch with the family to find out how she was doing and if there was anything I could do to help.
“They are a lovely family but it is just sad I have met them in these circumstances – but we want to do everything we can to help.”
Debee added: “Tehyah is a beautiful little angel and I will do anything I can to raise some money and get her the support she needs.”