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Campaign grows to get funds for Ellie lifesaver
Wednesday, 04 July 2012
Former prime minister’s wife among supporters
NATIONAL support is growing for a Dawlish mum’s campaign to secure funding for a lifesaving drug for her toddler daughter.
Jess Nickless’ year-old Ellie suffers from cystic fibrosis and she has launched a campaign to secure funding for a revolutionary drug.
Her efforts have won the backing of Sarah Brown, wife of former prime minister Gordon, whose son also suffers from the disease.
A host of celebrities are also offering their support for the bid to raise the subject in Parliament.
Along with other parents whose children are affected by a specific gene which causes their cystic fibrosis, Mrs Nickless has started an e-petition and hopes to secure the 100,000 signatures needed to get the funding issue debated in the House of Commons.
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A new town development manager whose job it is to revitalise the centre of Dawlish is also being charged with the same at Teignmouth. Is this a post which can deal adequately with both towns, or should the job be done by two people?