Parents raising funds in memory of their baby daughter Isabella Grace

Ryan and Lyndsey Senior with a picture of Isabella Grace
Ryan and Lyndsey Senior with a picture of Isabella Grace

Parents who lost their baby girl when she was only two-and-a-half months old are fund raising to beat the condition that claimed her life.

Ryan and Lyndsey Senior want to raise £50,000 to buy a new life support machine and state of the art cot bed for Leeds General Infrmary in memory of their daughter.

Isabella Grace was born in Calderdale Royal Hospital last November and despite being six weeks early, was ahealthy weight.

She enjoyed Christmas with her family at home inBradford but was rushed into the A and E department in Calderdale after falling ill with bronchiolitis - an inflammation and blockages of the smallest airways in babies’ lungs due to a virus.

Despite Isabella fighting for life and specialist treatment from staff at Leeds General Infirmary’s children’s paediatric intensive care unit, the little girl died in February.

“Not a day goes by when we don’t miss her,” said Mr Senior, a police officer.

“She’s our first thought in the morning and our last thought when we got to sleep at night.”

The couple have already held several events to raise money and awareness of the condition, including a bag pack at Sainsbury’s in Halifax town centre and a sponsored walk last week from Leeds to Skipton.

Later this month Isabella’s Starry Night will see more than 200 guests enjoying a charity dinner, auction and disco at The Casa Hotel in Brighouse. Tickets for the event have already sold out.

Mr Senior said they have been overwhelmed by the response they have received from people to their campaign.

On November 18, The Isabella Grace Fund will present a night with Billy Pearce and Grant Saunders at The Frontier in Batley.

Tickets are £15 and available by emailing