Plea for donations to help poorly Amelia

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A total of £6,500 has been raised to help provide specialist equipment for a little girl with complex medical needs.

The Rotary Club of Wakefield launched an appeal to raise £9,000 to buy an adjustable bath for six-year-old Amelia Qadeer, who has cerebral palsy and progressive intestinal failure.

Kind-hearted donors have pushed the group past two-thirds of their total. But Rotary members are now making a fresh plea for help to reach the target by the end of the month.

George Marsden, chair of the Rotary’s community services committee said: “There has been extreme generosity and sympathy shown to Amelia’s situation.

“The funds we have raised have exceeded expectations. But we are still £2,500 short with four weeks to go to enable Amelia’s mother to purchase the disabled bath the young girl needs.”

The new bath can be raised and lowered and will help to ease Amelia’s muscle stiffness

It will be installed as part of adaptation work, expected to take place next month, at the house where Amelia lives with her mum Shabnam Nazir in Pinders Heath.

Anyone who wants to discuss the cause or make a donation can contact Mr Marsden on 07766259709.