LEILA NEVE: ‘I promise to keep fighting to make things better’

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Leila Neve and Charlotte 'Photo Ben Parsons
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Leila Neve and Charlotte 'Photo Ben Parsons

Hello everybody! How are we all?

Well it’s that time of year again! Where did 2013 go?! I hope you’re all getting ready for and excited about the Christmas period.

I’m most looking forward to the girls being at home with me and the dogs, playing games, watching films and wearing daft PJs and we hope you’re looking forward to your Christmas time together.

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who’s helped us this year including Leader Times Newspapers who let me waffle at you every month, Andrew Stephenson MP for all of his continuing support in spreading awareness of childhood stroke and acquired brain injury, The Stroke Association, The Children’s Trust and CBIT, West Street Primary School for always listening, Lindsay Anderson for running Pendle Stroke Group with me, our fabulous stroke group members and my friends/family for providing much needed and appreciated support as we carry on this journey of Charlotte’s recovery.

I’m immensely grateful to all of you and promise to keep fighting to make things better for children like Charlotte all over the UK. Supporters of our Lottiebox appeal deserve a special mention too!

I’m overwhelmed by the response and will be very busy in a few days delivering all of your donations to children in hospital over Christmas.

If you haven’t heard about it, go to www.lottiebox.co.uk for details of how to get involved.

Lots of love and best wishes for a great Christmas, see you for more adventures in 2014!