NICE, Centre for Movement Disorders kicked off their 30th year anniversary in style at the annual Red Boots Ball by raising over £30,000 for 30 years of service to local children and adults with incurable movement disorders.
Over 300 guests from the Birmingham Business Community were welcomed to the Ball and were well entertained by local Radio host Ed James, a live auction and Club Cairo, who provided a vibrant performance straight from the heart of the Middle East (pictured below). A huge thank you to our event sponsors S&U Plc, Premier Support Services, Clarity Document Solutions, Southalls, Wealth Solutions, DAC Beachcroft and Chase Distillery for their fantastic support.
Local businessman Roger Cardin, Chair of the Red Boots Ball Committee, became involved in organising the Red Boots Ball as his niece Emily, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, attends sessions at NICE one day per week.
Emily’s condition affects her physical and mental development. She struggles with day-to-day tasks that come naturally to most children and despite being 7 years old, she can’t talk, walk and has severe learning difficulties.
During Emily’s weekly sessions at NICE however, the charity focuses on what Emily can do, helping her to develop vital skills to become as independent as possible. With the help of NICE, Emily can now sit up unsupported and give herself a drink, small steps for most children, but huge for Emily.
“I can’t begin to tell you the positive impact NICE has had on our lives. The biggest gift of all you can give parents of a disabled child is hope for the future. This is exactly what NICE has provided to us.” Victoria Walker, Emily’s mum