Nikita Jade Disability Fund

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Read all about Nikita, and the NJDF. The good, bad and the ugly. It's been a tough fight for Nikita over the years, and without the help of some very generous people Nikita would not be able to do half the things she does now. 

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Cabaret event in aid of Rushden girl Nikita

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


An entertainment evening has raised a huge £1,100 to help make a disabled youngster more comfortable.


 

The event, dubbed Bring It On, was held at Rushden Town Bowls Club, in aid of 12-year-old Nikita Ray, who suffers from a number of disabilities.

The evening was organised by Jayne Wiggins, from Rushden, who had never met Nikita or her family prior to organ...

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Victory for Nikita

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Dance fundraiser will help pay for Nikita's treatment

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


6th February 2014

A 1940s-themed fundraiser takes place next week to raise money to help a Rushden 12-year-old who suffers from a brain disorder.

 

The parents of Nikita Ray, who celebrated her 12th birthday earlier this month, have organised a dance to take place on Valentine’s Day, from which they hope to raise money to help pay for another round of...

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Thousands sit in a Cheddar Valley field to enjoy great music

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

MORE than 1,500 festival-goers sat in a field over the weekend in the Cheddar Valley - all to raise money for some worthy causes.

The Sat in A Field Music and Arts Festival proved to be a bigger success than organisers Mike David and Marc Atkins had anticipated, with the duo having to hire out an extra six acres of land because of the sheer amount of bands involved

Held over August 23, 24 and 25 in Clewer, the festival was raising money for Children’s Hospice South West, Mye...

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Give your unwanted gifts to help Nikita

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

10 February 2013

People are being urged to donate any unwanted gifts to help raise funds to pay for the treatment of a little girl with a brain disorder.

Nikita Ray, 11, of Rushden, has cerebral palsy, microcephaly and global developmental delay. She is unable to walk, talk or communicate clearly.


 

The Nikita Jade Disability Fund was set up to hel...

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It's panto time for Nikita, Oh yes it is!

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

27 October 2011

Cinderella, the Ugly Sisters and Robin Hood are among a cast of hilarious characters who will be raising funds for a disabled youngster.

They promise laughs and family fun in the show Cinderella and the Pantomime Thief, a spoof on the fairytale favourite which is being staged to raise cash to help young Nikita Ray.

The nine-year-old has dystonic quadriplegia cerebral palsy and a number of other conditions which means she is unable...

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Festive fun nets cash for Nikita, 8

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

05 February 2010

An eight-year-old girl who suffers from a brain disorder will receive vital treatment thanks to the success of a pantomime. 

Nikita Ray, of Rushden, was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her brain develops at a much slower rate than normal.


In 2004, the Evening Telegraph launched an appeal to help her family raise mon...

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Panto's for Nikita's fund

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

08 December 2009

Families in Rushden are being invited to a pantomime to help raise funds for a girl with a brain disorder.

 

Seven-year-old Nikita Ray, of Rushden, was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her brain develops at a much slower rate than normal.

 

In 2004, the Evening Telegraph launched an appeal to help her family raise money for a wheelchair and since then readers have helped collect thousand...

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Panto for little Nikita

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

02 December 2009

TICKETS for The Three Musketeers will be on sale this weekend.

 

The pantomime is being staged in January by the family of a young girl who has a brain disorder.

 

Seven-year-old Nikita Ray, of Rushden, was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her brain develops at a much slower rate than normal.

 

In 2004, the Evening Telegraph launched an appeal to help her family raise mo...

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Panto show to thank community

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

09 July 2009

The family of a young girl who has a brain disorder are hoping to give something back to the community which has helped her over the past three years by staging a pantomime.

Seven-year-old Nikita Ray, of Rushden, was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her brain develops at a much slower rate than normal.

In 2004, the Evening Telegraph launched an appeal to help her family raise money for a wheelchair and since then...

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Show will help fund treatment for Rushden girl Nikita

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

01 June 2009

Talented performers are needed for the first ever fundraising show to be held for a young girl who has a brain disorder.

 

Seven-year-old Nikita Ray, of Rushden, was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her brain develops at a much slower rate than normal.

 

She first touched the hearts of Evening Telegraph readers when we launched an appeal for her in January 2004 to raise money for a wheelchai...

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Nikita's family close to target

Posted on September 30, 2008 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

30 September 2008

The family of a girl with a brain disorder are within touching distance of raising enough money for crucial medical treatment.

 

Malcolm and Trudie Ray, of Grafton Street, Rushden, need just 600 more to send daughter Nikita on an intense two-week course which would help in her battle against an illness she has had from birth.

 

The six-year-old suffers from cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her br...

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Family's plea for funds to treat Nikita

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

19 August 2008

The family of a girl with a brain disorder are seeking money for treatment to improve her quality of life after funding cuts.

 

Nikita Ray needs 3,500 to attend an intense two-week course in hospital which would help her make progress against an illness she has had from birth.

 

The six-year-old, from Grafton Road, Rushden, was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her brain develops at a slowe...

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Sir Trevor Brooking opens new state-of-the-art sports pitch for Manor School

Posted on June 16, 2008 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

From the Football Foundation

Aspiring football stars of Manor School and Sports College will soon be able to hone their skills with the opening of an all-weather floodlit pitch, funded by the Football Foundation and East Northants District Council. It will be officially opened by West Ham and England soccer legend Sir Trevor Brooking, 10.30am Friday 20th June 2008 at Manor School and Sports College, Mountbatten Way, Raunds, Northants NN9 6PA.

 

The ceremony wi...

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Nikita gets a special gift

Posted on October 11, 2006 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

11 October 2006

A GIRL with a brain disorder has finally received a specialist wheelchair, bought with funds raised by generous Evening Telegraph readers.

 

Nikita Ray, of Grafton Road, Rushden, touched the hearts of many when the Evening Telegraph launched an appeal in January, 2004, to raise money for the wheelchair.

 

The four-year-old was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her brain develops at a much ...

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Nikita hit by transport blunder

Posted on October 6, 2005 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

06 October 2005

THE parents of a youngster with cerebral palsy have been taking their daughter to school because the county council cannot provide transport.

 

Three-year-old Nikita Ray of Grafton Road, Rushden, was promised transport to and from Rowan Gate School in Wellingborough if her parents Trudie and Malcolm found a wheelchair suitable for vehicles provided by Northamptonshire County Council.

 

Despite getting the whee...

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What an achievement

Posted on September 15, 2005 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

15 September 2005

A YOUNG girl with cerebral palsy is the inspiration for her parents in completing their own personal challenge.

 

Nikita Ray, three, of Grafton Road, Rushden, was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaply, which means her head is too small and her brain develops at a slower rate than normal.

 

Her parents, Trudie and Malcolm Ray, are looking to raise money to help with Nikita's development by climbing Mount...

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Parents' tough challenge for Nikita

Posted on June 16, 2005 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

16 July 2005

THE parents of a three-year-old girl with cerebral palsy are to scale a mountain to raise £2,500 for her development.

 

Nikita Ray, of Grafton Road, Rushden, was born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her head is too small and her brain develops at a slower rate than normal.

 

Nikita cannot sit up unaided, but after two weeks of intensive treatment at the Bobath Centre for children with cereb...

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Readers bring joy to Nikita

Posted on June 27, 2004 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

27 July 2004

THE generosity of ET readers has helped a little girl suffering from a brain disorder take the first steps towards independence.

 

Two-year-old Nikita Ray of Grafton Road, Rushden, touched the hearts of many when the ET launched a campaign in January with her parents to raise 5,000 for the youngster born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly.

 

This means her brain develops at a much slower rate than usual. She is...

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You've done it!

Posted on April 10, 2004 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

10 April 2004

GENEROUS ET readers have smashed an appeal target and donated thousands of pounds which will transform a little girl's life.

 

Two-year-old Nikita Ray, of Grafton Road, Rushden, can now look forward to a brighter future after the appeal to raise 5,000 for specialist equipment passed the target by 470.

 

In January the ET joined forces with Nikita's parents Trudie and Malcolm to raise the cash for the youngster w...

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