Thousands raised for care home

Julie Hopwood from Ryhill�is raising money for her daughter Melissa who developed a cist on her brain last year, is now disabled and requires 24-7 care
Julie Hopwood from Ryhill�is raising money for her daughter Melissa who developed a cist on her brain last year, is now disabled and requires 24-7 care

THE mother of a “bubbly” young woman who was left paralysed after a brain cyst has raised more than £2,600 for her daughter’s care home.

Julie Hopwood, 47, of Chapel Street, Ryhill, is set to present Dearnvale Care Home with a cheque next month.

Her 27-year-old daughter, Melissa Rusling, suffered severe brain damage after developing a brain cyst last year.

She now requires 24-7 care from the dedicated staff at Dearnevale Care Home, in Grimethorpe.

Mrs Hopwood is set to hand over the money at another fundraiser she has organised at Ryhill Liberal Club on Friday, October 5.

She said: “It’s all for our Mel really, I’ve just got to think about her comfort so she doesn’t cry all the time like she has been.

“I’m hoping to get some special lighting put in her room to help stimulate her eye movement.

“The amount of support I’ve had has been so overwhelming.

“I really don’t know what to say to thank everybody, I’m gobsmaked and overwhelmed and overjoyed that so many people have got behind me.”

There will also be an auction and live music acts at the event that starts at 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome.