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Treat for injured girl

PUBLISHED: 13:29 01 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:29 03 March 2010

A SMILE has returned to the face of Ipswich girl Terri Harper today after council chiefs handed her a stack of goods.

The seven-year-old Whitton Primary School pupil had been laid low following an accident in an Ipswich paddling pool earlier in the summer.

A SMILE has returned to the face of Ipswich girl Terri Harper today after council chiefs handed her a stack of goods.

The seven-year-old Whitton Primary School pupil had been laid low following an accident in an Ipswich paddling pool earlier in the summer. Terri had to spend a night in hospital after cutting her foot on an oyster shell in the pool at Bourne Park.

However thoughts of her foot were put on hold when Ipswich Borough Council parks services staff popped round to her Spencer Road home with a host of goods.

The youngster was presented with a bouquet of flowers, free family tickets to Crown Pools and an open invitation to attend a Co-op Juniors performance of The Wizard of Oz at Christmas.

The council visit also coincided with Terri's mum's birthday. Melanie, 29, was handed a bouquet of flowers to celebrate her special day.

Melanie said: "I am very pleased with the way the council have dealt with this. They gave Melanie a get well card and I got a birthday card.

"Terri was very pleased with the gifts and fortunately she is now on the mend.

"She is a lot better now but she is still struggling to put weight on her foot."

She added that she wanted to thank staff on Bergholt ward at Ipswich Hospital who looked after her daughter.

A borough council spokesman said: "We just wanted to check that Terri was making a full and speedy recovery.

"We hope she is pleased with the flowers and her Crown Pools vouchers. We look forward to seeing her family at a performance of The Wizard of Oz at The Regent.

"When we found out it was Melanie's birthday we didn't want her to feel left out so we got her a bouquet of flowers."

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