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Angel Place set for Tayen's Journey fun day
A FUN day in the heart of Bridgwater will help raise money in honour of a toddler bravely battling a serious genetic condition.
The Mercury has reported on the story of two-year-old Tayen Gilbert, who has been diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis and is also undergoing chemotherapy treatment for several tumours on her brain.
Tayen's family have set up a group called Tayen's Journey, to keep family and friends updated on her progress and to raise awareness about her condition.
On November 9, to raise money to help Tayen's Journey gain charitable status, the Angel Place Shopping Centre will be hosting family fun from 10am to 1.30pm, with face painting, a raffle, and children's entertainer Krazy Kev.
At 12.30pm, Tayen's mum Kali will be having her head shaved.
She said: “I'm looking forward to doing this for my daughter Tayen.
“I am going ahead with this to increase awareness and raise as much as I can for this charity.
“My hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust and will be used to make wigs for little girls who have lost their hair.”
Family and friends have raised £1,500 already for Tayen's Journey - via a Just Giving page, and through cake sales and bag packing.
The Tayen's Journey page on Facebook also has more than 2,000 likes.
Angel Place centre manager Roger Smith said: “We are really proud that the head shave is taking place here at Angel Place.
“We are all behind Tayen's journey and want to support her and her family as much as we can.
“All proceeds raised on this day will go towards this fantastic charity and will support others who are going through this same condition.”
Fore more information, visit www.facebook.com/tayensjourney.
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