Company’s big boost for brave Nell

GLAD TO HELP: From left to right, Elaine Bunn, Debs Henderson, Nell Ramsay, Adam Ramsay, Charlie Phillips
GLAD TO HELP: From left to right, Elaine Bunn, Debs Henderson, Nell Ramsay, Adam Ramsay, Charlie Phillips

AN ENGINEERING design firm has raised more than £4,000 to help a girl who suffers from a rare genetic condition.

Wynyard-based Nortech held fundraising events to support the Hope 4 Nell cause which helps Nell Ramsay.

She loves being outside on the swings, adores being with other children and the wind blowing in her face on a windy day makes her laugh. She enjoys swimming and splashing her mummy and daddy, and loves bubbles. Nortech buyer Charlotte Phillips

With the money from the latest event, the final total raised in the Hope 4 Nell campaign is over £8,000.

Nell, will be two years old in May, was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in November last year. She lives in Billingham with her parents Debs Henderson, a full-time mum, and Adam Ramsay, a corrosion engineer.

Rett Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder affecting one in 10,000 girls.

The total raised has surpassed Nortech’s initial target of £500 and will help to make Nell’s life much easier. The funds raised will pay for vital equipment, which will allow her to communicate more effectively.

Nell’s campaign was launched by Nortech buyer Charlotte Phillips. She said: “Nell is my friend’s daughter, so I nominated her for our Nortech Cares initiative. She’s a beautiful little girl who loves life.

“She loves being outside on the swings, adores being with other children and the wind blowing in her face on a windy day makes her laugh. She enjoys swimming and splashing her mummy and daddy, and loves bubbles.”

Nell’s mother Debs said: “We’re so grateful to Nortech Cares for raising this incredible amount, which will make a huge difference. We’re still coming to terms with Nell’s diagnosis.

“We want to do all we can, as parents, to help her live as comfortable and happy a life as possible, so we’re over the moon that Nortech Cares has raised these vital funds.”

Elaine Bunn, director of Nortech Cares, said: “We’re very pleased to help Nell and her family. The funds will make a difference to this remarkable and always cheerful little girl.”