In the News
|Posted on January 8, 2004 at 3:20 AM|
08 January 2004
THE family of little disabled girl Nikita Ray say the response from ET readers has been overwhelming since an appeal to raise £5,000 for a special wheelchair was launched just two days ago.
Nikita, 23 months, was born with cerebral palsy, developmental delay and microcephaly, which means her head is too small and her brain develops at a slower rate than usual.
Because of this Nikita is unable to sit up unaided or put pressure on her legs and has to spend several hours everyday undergoing physiotherapy.
Since the ET launched the appeal readers and local businesses have offered support to the family.
Nikita's mum Trudie, 39, of Grafton Road, Rushden, said: "We have had an overwhelming response already – the phone never stopped after the article went in.
"We have had the offer of a buggy from a woman in Wellingborough, a walking frame from a man in Corby, and lots of prizes for the Valentine's Ball and raffle we are organising."
In addition, the Family Choice store in Queen Street, Rushden, and Budgens in College Street, Rushden, have offered to have collection tins for the fund.
A Valentine's Day ball and prize draw is being held at the Windmill Club, Glassbrook Road, Rushden, on Saturday, February 14, from 7.30pm.