THE Macquarie Lions Club has put forward one of the largest donations yet to help Poppy Stanton.
Four-year-old Poppy suffers from the extremely rare neurological condition Rett Syndrome.
The condition affects her ability to speak and walk and causes her to have seizures.
To support Poppy, her family have started a fundraiser to raise $20,000 to train a support dog for her through the Smart Pups organisation that can help with the specific problems associated with her condition.
The fund has raised over $11,000 so far and the Bathurst Lions Club is helping reach the target by donating $1000 to the cause.
Club president Sue Longmore said it was an easy decision.
"We heard about Poppy and her situation through an article in the Western Advocate and as a local service club, we are always interested in helping local people in need," she said.
"Poppy's cause is definitely a worthy one to support, and it's something that is quite difficult for the family to achieve on their own, so we are more than happy to help."
Poppy's father Michael Stanton said the family had been overwhelmed by support and donations.
"It's unreal for so many people to get behind one little girl, some of whom don't even know Poppy; it's just incredible," he said.
"She's going to appreciate it so much. It will hopefully help give her some independence and comfort and open her up a little bit to eventually be her own person and be as self-sufficient as she can be."
Support Poppy's cause by visiting www.smartpups.org.au/campaigns/poppys-smart-pup and clicking the red donate button.