Nikita Jade Disability Fund

Raising money for a special girl

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Readers boost Nikita appeal

Posted on February 2, 2004 at 3:25 AM

02 February 2004

GENEROUS ET readers have donated a further £500 to the appeal for little Nikita Ray, bringing the total raised so far to £1500.

 

The ET joined forces with Nikita's family last month to launch an appeal to raise at least 5,000 for a specially-adapted wheelchair for Nikita.

 

Born with cerebral palsy and microcephaly, which means her head is too small and her brain develops at a slower rate than usual, Nikita is unable to sit up or put any pressure on her legs, and undergoes intensive physiotherapy every day.

 

The ET reported last month how 1,000 worth of raffle tickets had been sold for the appeal.

 

Now, members of the public have donated 500 for Nikita, who lives in Grafton Road, Rushden, with mother Trudie, 39, and father Malcolm, 50.

 

Mr Ray said: "The public's response has been out of this world."

 

At Budgen's supermarket in College Street, Rushden, Mr and Mrs Ray and family members have been selling tickets, priced 5, for their Valentine's Ball at the Windmill Club in Glassbrook Road, Rushden, on Saturday, February 14, from 7.30pm.

 

Cash or cheques to the appeal can be paid into the HSBC Bank, High Street, Rushden, or by card to the Nikita Jade Disability Fund, quoting account number 81414682 and sort code 403915.

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