A nursery set up in memory of a baby who died from a rare genetic disorder has received a makeover thanks to a cash donation.
Steve and Maya McCormack’s daughter, Laila Milly, died from Aicardi syndrome in March 2011, a day before her first birthday.
The Ackworth couple launched the Laila Milly Foundation in her memory and raised almost £100,000 to open a nursery in Kirkby Road, Hemsworth to help other children with similar illnesses .
The couple have now scooped £1,000 worth of Dulux paint after receiving the most votes in a national competition run on the company’s Facebook page.
Mr McCormack said: “We’re absolutely over the moon to have won and we’d like to thank everyone who logged on to vote.
“£1,000 will go a long way at our day centre and we can’t wait to see how we can revamp the space even more.”
The foundation was shortlisted for the prize after being nominated by Mr McCormack.
Voters chose the foundation over five other charities from across the country.
Mr McCormack said: “The paint donation has really helped us transform the building’s interior and we’ve had so many positive comments from everyone who uses the site.
“Winning the prize is the icing on the cake for everyone involved.”
The nursery features a sensory room with fibre optic stands, a bubble-shaped wall and a projector with a mini cinema.
The sensory room is the main feature of the two-storey building which also has a playroom and special room for parents.
For more information on the Laila Milly Foundation or to donate visit www.lailamillyfoundation.org.uk
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