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A beautifully crafted detached dolls’ house is being auction off with the help of the Blackadders property team and Curr & Dewar auctioneers, to raise funds for the The Blake McMillan Trust.
Blake McMillan was diagnosed with MeCP2 Duplications Syndrome shortly after his birth. It is a cruel and debilitating condition which will mean Blake will probably be unable to walk or talk.
Jenny McMillan, Blake’s mum who came up with the idea of auctioning the house said:-
“The dolls’ house, which is quite modest, was handcrafted by a local man for his daughters and then played with by his granddaughters too, so it comes with a lovely story – we thought auctioning the house would be a great way to raise funds. We set up the trust to assist Blake with his daily struggles and provide him with equipment and therapies he may need. We set up Hope for Blake to fund raise for research into his rare disorder. There is currently research into MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome in the UK and globally there is a network of researchers currently, we are hopeful that one day soon they will find a cure and to relieve the symptoms of all sufferers of MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome.”
The Dolls’ house is currently displayed in the Blackadders property shop, Whitehall Street, Dundee and the property team will be take bids until the 22nd August. The house will be then be moved to Curr and Dewar and it will go under the hammer on the 26thAugust.
Lindsay Darroch, partner & head of property at Blackadders commented:-
“We are happy to support Blake and his family. There is no government funding available for research into MeCP2 so the onus is on family and friends to raise as much money as they can to fund research projects. We are glad we can do our bit and we hope this helps raise awareness and much needed funds for this deserving charity. With no home report required, no stamp duty and no fees, I am hopeful that this property will generate a lot of interest!”
Steven Dewar from Curr & Dewar commented:
“We are so pleased to be involved with this sale and support this worthwhile cause. A dolls’ house with its own property schedule showing photos of the individual rooms and the layout is great. We hope this item will generate a lot of interest and raise a considerable amount for the Trust on the day .”
For more information please visit The Blake McMillan Trust Facebook page.
You can view the doll’s house here on the Blackadders website.Lindsay DarrochPartner – Head of Property