Award nomination for tragic Niamh

Wellingborough ET office Niamh Curry, with arm bands.'30/03/12

Wellingborough ET office Niamh Curry, with arm bands.'30/03/12

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Brave Niamh Curry has been posthumously nominated for a Pride in Northamptonshire award.

The five-year-old from Wellingborough was fighting neuroblastoma but lost her battle last month. Her family had been raising money for her to get treatment abroad through the Niamh’s Next Step appeal, which has raised more than £330,000 to date.

Now Niamh’s neighbour Charlotte Nash has nominated the brave little girl, her family and Team Niamh – everyone who has helped raise funds – in the Northamptonshire Telegraph’s Pride in Northamptonshire awards.

Mrs Nash said: “I wanted to nominate Niamh for her bravery and tenacity and for always having a smile on her face throughout her battle with neuroblastoma cancer and for making me so proud to know her.

“Niamh, her family and Team Niamh have shown people how to be strong, have courage and to share their love, they have massively spread the awareness of neuroblastoma and have put Northamptonshire on the map to thousands of people through social networking. They have raised thousands of pounds through hard work and determination, but most of all have united the whole of Northamptonshire.”

Niamh’s dad Chris Curry said it was amazing for his little girl to be nominated. He said: “We are just so proud of her, how she brought people together and how she fought the illness. Everything about the whole situation, even on the day of her service, as horrible as it was, we were the proudest parents in the world. We are so thankful for everything people have done over the last 18 months, their fundraising, their lovely messages and flowers.

“Wellingborough and the county of Northamptonshire have been amazing and they should be very, very proud, so this award would be for the whole county.”