THE FAMILY of a teenager seriously injured in a road traffic accident have raised £3,000 for the ward where she was treated.
Billie-Lou Lowson, 13, from Greetland, was injured outside Brooksbank School at Elland in April and received serious head and leg injuries.
She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary before going to Calderdale Royal Hospital, where she continued her recovery.
Billie-Lou’s parents, Donna and Chris, and friends raised the money for the children’s ward at the Halifax hospital.
Mr Lowson and 60 of his colleagues and their families at GF Interiors in Brighouse completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in September to raise the money.
Mr Lowson said: “Billie-Lou had serious head and leg injuries, but the staff at the hospital were absolutely brilliant with her.
“They would push her up in front of a big window so she could look outside.
“We always said they needed some blinds and the nurse said they had requested some, but there was no money.
“This was our chance to give something back to them.
“Billie-Lou is doing so well. I couldn’t have done what she has, so all credit to her. She is so sports-orientated and even went swimming with her pot on. My work has been fantastic and so helpful and supportive. I am so pleased with the amount we raised.”
Ward sister Shirley Plummer said: “We are delighted for Billie-Lou and her family to see her make such a good recovery and are really grateful for their huge efforts to raise the funds.”
The money will be spent on blinds for the ward to keep the sun off the children’s eating and play area.