A MUM-of-four has organised a second fundraising event, in hope of gaining enough money to afford an autism assistance dog for her son.

Emily Lowndes, from Kings Barton, will be running a car boot sale stall at the Cattle Market Car Park, in Worthy Lane, to raise money for a support dog to help her son better deal with his autism.

The event on Sunday, February 18 follows a fundraising disco for the same cause on Friday, February 16 at Weeke Community Centre.

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Hampshire Chronicle: Car boot sale for StefanCar boot sale for Stefan (Image: Emily Lowndes)

Emily, 41, who works as a paediatric nurse at Shepherds Down, a special school in Compton, is aiming to raise £12,000 to be able to afford a four-legged friend for seven-year-old Stefan Hudson.

The mum-of-four said: “Need a new year house clear out? Does your shed need a tidy-up ready for spring. Do your children need to clear out their rooms? All very familiar in my house. Plus, it’s a great feeling to get rid of things you don’t use anymore.”

The car boot sale is open from 7.30am. The Support for Stefan JustGiving campaign has so far raised just under £2,000. For more information or to donate go to justgiving.com/campaign/supportforstefan.