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Mountain trek completed for Ribbleton girl mauled by dog

Posted on - 24th July, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Halle has completed the mountain walk for her friend Tille Pic: Blog Preston
Halle has completed the mountain walk for her friend Tille Pic: Blog Preston

A four-year-old girl has completed a mountain trek to raise money for her friend who was attacked by a dog in Ribbleton.

Halle Wilson went up Blencathra in the Lake District with her family on Sunday (22 July).

Her schoolfriend Tillie was mauled by a cross-breed dog last week and since then her friend Halle wanted to do something to help.

After sharing her story with Blog Preston, Halle has raised more than £2,000 which will be put towards four-year-old Tillie’s toys and fun things to do this summer as she continues her recovery.

Read more: Fundraiser launched to help children of man found dead in Haslam Park

Halle’s mum Carly Wilson said: “It was a real tough hike.

“The kids didn’t think they would make it to the top and coming back down was worse. All have worse legs and feet.”

A fundraising walk was also held in Moor Park during the weekend and Tillie was able to be released briefly from hospital to go and see the walk.

Tillie puts on a brave face in the days after the attack Pic: Blog Preston
Tillie puts on a brave face in the days after the attack Pic: Blog Preston

Carly said: “Tillie is getting there slowly.

“She was able to go and watch the other fundraisers walk in Moor Park.”

Halle with mum Carly on the walk in the Lake District Pic: Blog Preston
Halle with mum Carly on the walk in the Lake District Pic: Blog Preston

The dog attack took place in Westfield Drive, off Watling Street Road, around 4.15pm on Sunday 15 July.

Preston Police arrested a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control. She has now been released under investigation.

How you can donate

Carly has set up a fundraising page for Halle’s efforts via Justgiving and donations can be made there.

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