Delia’s appeal for charity ball support

DELIA Swann, who defied doctors after suffering severe head injuries in a horrific car accident in 2009, has decided to organise an annual fundraising event to thank the hospital which saved her life.

Delia (27), of Marshland St James, said if it wasn’t for the amazing care she received in the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, she would not have survived the accident, in which her car flipped over and landed upside down in a ditch.

This year Delia and six friends are organising a Celebrating Life Charity Ball on July 7 at Wisbech Town Football Club.

“On the evening I am hoping the entertainment will be in the form of a band, a raffle or auction, a casino and a sit down hog roast.

“I will charge for the entry tickets and there will be various fundraising ideas on the night,” said Delia.

In order to raise as much money as possible for the unit, Delia is appealing through the Citizen to local businesses for support in the form of sponsorship or donated raffle prizes.

She has pledged every penny from sponsorship and proceeds from the raffle will go to the charity.

If you can help Delia, she can be contacted via email at: lifeball@hotmail.co.uk or 01945-430502.

The accident left Delia in an deep coma for several weeks and all her family could do was wait and watch anxiously as doctors and staff helped her to make a miraculous recovery.

She had various scans, two weeks of specialist cooling treatment to slow down the rate of cell damage in her brain and a raft of clinical trials.

Gradually hope was restored as Delia showed signs of a recovery and three months after the accident she was allowed home to start the long road to recovery.