Family hopes pamper party will help reach target for autism assessment

Ashley Barzey, right, with her mother Nicky, and sister Lauren. Photo: Nicky Rolph

Ashley Barzey, right, with her mother Nicky, and sister Lauren. Photo: Nicky Rolph - Credit: Nicky Rolph

A Norwich mother hopes a pamper party held in her daughter's name will help secure funding to help her be assessed for autism.

Ashley Barzey. Photo: Nicky Rolph

Ashley Barzey. Photo: Nicky Rolph - Credit: Nicky Rolph

Nicky Rolph, 46, has been fighting for an autism diagnosis for 11-year-old Ashley for five years.

Eventually, she was told Ashley needed to be seen at a specialist unit, The Lorna Wing Autism Centre, in Bromley. But the waiting list caused Ms Rolph, from Norwich, to launch a fundraising bid to have her assessed straight away.

Already, generous donations have totalled more than £1,800. But the family are hoping a pamper party will help them hit their £3,000 target. Ms Rolph said: 'Ashley's Pamper Party is going to have lots of different beauticians from nails to hands massages, to henna and head massages. And you can have as many treatments as you want for £15.'

The event will be at the Mercure Hotel, Boundary Road, Norwich on October 22. Tickets, at £15, can be purchased by texting Ms Rolph on 07807307117 or emailing njrolph22@gmail.com

To follow Ashley's journey or donate, click here.


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