Help Daniella walk on her own

Danielle Kershaw with her mum Paula and sisters Holly and Libby. (d17111101)
Danielle Kershaw with her mum Paula and sisters Holly and Libby. (d17111101)

THE family of a little girl with cerebral palsy are holding a party to raise money for an expensive but vital walking frame.

Daniella Kershaw, eight, needs the David Hart frame to help her walk independently.

But the frame costs more than £2,000, and she will also need special shoes that are £200 a pair.

Daniella’s mum Paula, of Hightown, has organised a fundraising party next week and hopes enough money will be raised to help her pay for the frame.

She said: “She has a standing frame at school, which she uses for half-an-hour at a time, but most of the time she is either sitting on equipment or lying on the floor.

“The frame will keep her upright, which is better for her digestion, and she can build muscles in her legs that she doesn’t normally use.

“If I hold her under her arms she can step to bed but with this frame she could make independent steps.

“When she has the frame, even if she can follow me into the kitchen that will be brilliant.”

Paula said Daniella wanted to do what her four-year-old twin sisters, Holly and Libby did.

She said: “She understands everything that’s going on around her so she has a lot of frustration. She knows what she wants but she can’t follow you or tell you. If she could just walk around in the house on her own that would be a massive achievement.

“It would be a huge relief for her frustration.”

The party takes place at Blenheim House in Batley Field Hill on December 4, from 1pm to 4pm.

Santa will be there to give out presents to children.

There will also be music and entertainment as well as games and competitions.

Tickets are £3 and are available from Paula on 07769 581774.