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Twelfth Day of ubu Christmas Sparkle Celebrations

Winter Wonderland in Settle

Back in 2014 Molly, a young girl living with her mum Carole and brother Jack, became unwell. Doctors were not able to identify the cause of her illness but she spent a number of weeks including Christmas, in hospital. While she was there her Carole was by her side almost all of the time. It meant that her brother Jack needed to go to live with his grandma. The family were apart during most of Christmas even though Carole tried to spend her time spilt between both of them.

Thankfully Molly did recover, but because of her illness, she missed many weeks of school while she was getting better. She is still having physiotherapy to try to strengthen her arms which have been permanently affected by her illness.

This year it looked like the family were just starting to sort their lives out and get back on their feet.

But in the summer of 2016, Jack was the victim of a serious assault which left him with not only with serious physical injuries but also emotional trauma and a prolonged stay in hospital. Again Carole had to split her time between them both but this was another very traumatic time for the whole family.

As if the assault was not enough to deal with, the family had to move away from their home. It was felt that there was too high a risk to them and their safety after the assault on Jack.

So the fam