Helping hands

WDH has volunteered the services of two apprentices who will do some  plastering for the Laila Milly Foundation.L-R Tom Harrison,Steven Crow and Maya McCormack.
WDH has volunteered the services of two apprentices who will do some plastering for the Laila Milly Foundation.L-R Tom Harrison,Steven Crow and Maya McCormack.
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A PAIR of generous plasterers offered helping hands to an Ackworth charity building a specialist nursery for children with complex illnesses.

Tom Harrison and Steve Crow – who work for Wakefield and District Housing – spent two days plastering the walls in the nursery’s hallway.

The Laila Milly Foundation has raised more than £60,000 to build the nursery, on Kirkby Road, Hemsworth, which will offer respite care to seriously ill children under five.

Ackworth couple Steve and Maya McCormack set up the charity after caring for their daughter Laila Milly, who died in March last year – a day before her first birthday – due to the rare genetic disorder Aicardi Syndrome.

Maya, of Hayfield Way, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with support from local companies who have donated their time and skills to help get the project off the ground.

“It’s been fantastic how people have rallied round to because it’s helping us reach our goal.”

WDH also donated £750 to the charity from a Christmas raffle and the money will be used to kit out a sensory room with specialised equipment.