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Couple seeking funds to adopt orphaned niece.
Saturday 10th May 2014 @ 08:11 by Anna Fletcher
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The Denton community has rallied round to help a local family to raise funds to adopt their orphaned niece from Thailand.

The Lisiecki family say they have received incredible support and have so far raised more than £5,000, but they need to continue to raise funds to cover the costs of the process, which is expected to be around £9,000.

Tomasz and Ratree Lisiecki were devastated when Ratree’s sister, Pikul, died in 2007 of meningitis.

Tragedy struck the family again, when Ratree’s widowed brother-in-law died suddenly last November, also of meningitis.

The couple left behind their 13-year-old daughter, Pichamon, who is currently living with her elderly uncle.
Ratree, who is originally from Thailand, said: “Her uncle, who she is with at the moment in Thailand, is old himself and he also has his 90-year-old mother to look after, who has Alzheimer’s.

“I know she is looked after, has food and can go to school for now, but it is much better for her to be here for the long-term.”

Tomasz, originally from Poland, said: “We are trying to raise money for inter-country adoption. Unfortunately, in England it isn’t funded by the government so we have to pay for all the costs ourselves.

For more information about the family’s mission to bring Pichamon over to Britain and to find out how you can help visit pichamon.co.uk.

They are currently looking for live music for their family fun day event next month.

More on this story in this week’s (8th May) Tameside Reporter.