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Loving teen vows to continue quest to support epileptic brother

PUBLISHED: 13:35 30 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:43 30 January 2019

Tia Hutchinson, 13, from Gorleston has vowed to continue raising money for her brother Toby (middle) and other epilepsy sufferers. Picture: Lisa Hutchinson

Tia Hutchinson, 13, from Gorleston has vowed to continue raising money for her brother Toby (middle) and other epilepsy sufferers. Picture: Lisa Hutchinson

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A teenager who has already raised more than £5,000 for various charities has vowed to continue her quest to change more people’s lives.

Tia has been selling hand-made jewellery from her website Tia's Treasures for seven years to help raise money for people who suffer with epilepsy. Picture: James BassTia has been selling hand-made jewellery from her website Tia's Treasures for seven years to help raise money for people who suffer with epilepsy. Picture: James Bass

Tia Hutchinson, 13, from Gorleston first started raising money to fund a seizure alarm for her one-year-old brother Toby when he was diagnosed with epilepsy.

The alarm allowed her parents to sleep at night safe in the knowledge they would be alerted should he have a seizure.

Kind-hearted teenager Tia Hutchinson has been raising funds for good causes and spreading happiness with her venture Tias Treasures since 2011. Photo: supplied by Lisa HutchinsonKind-hearted teenager Tia Hutchinson has been raising funds for good causes and spreading happiness with her venture Tias Treasures since 2011. Photo: supplied by Lisa Hutchinson

Her Mum, Lisa Hutchinson described the alarm as life-changing.

Her fundraising efforts have included a raffle, sales of her hand-made jewellery from Tia’s Treasures and the setting up of a JustGiving page called Help Tia To Help Others.

She has now set her sights on a new target after her brother’s epileptic seizures have started to change.

Toby is now suffering more seizures at night, therefore, she is hoping to raise enough money to buy him a PulseGuard - a more reliable alarm.

The heart rate monitors are available to hire at £30 a month.

To support Tia visit her JustGiving page by clicking here.


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