Keighley charity accordionist Derek Steele has raised over £526 towards vital treatment in the USA for 21 month old Nicole Vendettioli. Nicole was born prematurely and cannot sit, walk or crawl. The £70,000 treatment at St Louis Childrens Hospital in Missouri, USA will remove stiffness in her legs, enabling her muscles to be used normally.
Derek raised just over £526 by playing his accordion for two days at a local Sainsburys store. Derek, 71 who works for the store regularly performs in the store to raise money for a range of worthy causes.
Derek is an accomplished accordion and harmonica performer, playing well known favourites such as Scotland the Brave.
For more information about Nicoles plight you can visit her fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/NicolesWishToWalk