Ten-year-old girl from Northampton who cannot smile joins worldwide awareness campaign of facial palsy

editorial image

A 10-year-old girl from Northampton who is unable to smile held a cake sale to raise awareness of facial palsy.

Abbie Callen from Duston, took part in the first ever Global Facial Palsy Awareness Week.

Abbie, 10 has bilateral facial paralysis due to muscular dystrophy. Abbie wanted to raise awareness as people who do not know her, thinks she looks very serious or even upset as she is unable to smile.

Abbie held a cake sale at school, thanks to donations of cakes from Morrison’s and Tesco’s.

Players from Northampton Town Football Club had their photograph taken with Abbie, which was then posted on social media sites.

If anyone would like to find out more or, is affected by Facial Paralysis, please visit www.facialpalsy.org.uk