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Family thank physiotherapists for amazing work through donation

A money-spinning family has raised more than £1,000 to say thank you for the amazing care their young daughter has received at Grimsby hospital.

Local parents from Grimsby Lucy Hannington and Kyle Skipworth have donated the money to the hospital’s Child Development Centre.

They wanted to support the centre and its staff, following their first-hand experience of using the service.

Their two-year-old daughter Ellenor Skipworth has right sided hemiplegic cerebral palsy which affects the right upper and lower limb making walking and using the right arm/hand much more difficult.

Mr Skipworth said: “We were told a year ago that Ellenor would never walk. The work  the physiotherapists at the centre  have put in is amazing and we really wanted to repay them.”

The money was raised at a one-day event at Waltham Tea Gardens where family and friends held charity stalls and a raffle.

Paediatric physiotherapist George McIntosh, who works at the centre, said "We are extremely grateful to the family for fundraising such a large amount and donating funds for the children’s therapy team.”

He added: “The money will go towards some equipment to allow us to perform gait analysis, and towards buying some new toys and activities for the children to use during therapy sessions.

Centre staff are currently working alongside the hospital’s charity, the Health Tree Foundation,  to source the best equipment to buy.

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