Isbaella’s family thank hospice with fundraiser

Daniel Gill and Donna Fenwick with their daughter Isabella Gill.

Daniel Gill and Donna Fenwick with their daughter Isabella Gill.

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THE family of a toddler who is suffering a series of health problems have arranged a fundraiser to thank the team of carers who help look after her.

Isbaella Gill was left fighting for her life in an incubator after complications during her birth.

Isabella Gill.

Isabella Gill.

Isabella, who has Down’s Syndrome, was then struck down by a chest infection when she was five months old and underwent an intricate tracheostomy operation after medics noticed her breathing problems were putting pressure on her heart.

Now 17 months old, Isabella is doing well and is a regular visitor to Butterwick House Children’s Hospice, in Stockton, where she receives respite care.

In a way of thanking the Butterwick team for their help, Isabella’s parents Donna Fenwick and Daniel Gill have arranged a fundraiser which is taking place this weekend.

Donna, a 41-year-old ICT officer for Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “Isabella is doing really well at the moment, but this is our way of saying thank you to the staff at Butterwick House who look after her.

“We’ve sold a lot of tickets, and we’re hoping for a good tur out to see if we can raise as much as we can.”

The event is taking place at the Catholic Club, in Marlower Road, from 7pm on Saturday.

The Lil Diamondz street dance crew will be performing, as well as a comedian, singer Michelle Brown and Vanessa Gooding.

Local DJ ‘Taffy’ Turner has provided a disco, while the £5 ticket price includes pie and peas.

To get a ticket, contact Donna through her Facebook page.