A massive charity campaign has helped to pay for equipment such as a projector at a new nursery in the north of England.

Steve and Maya McCormack raised more than £150,000 to open a new nursery in Kirkby Road in Hemsworth after their daughter Laila Milly died from Aicardi syndrome three years ago. Laila died from the rare genetic disorder in March 2011, a day before her first birthday.

The couple aimed to raise funds so they could open a day nursery to provide care for children who have serious and complex conditions and have now met their goal.

Mrs McCormack explained that the nursery will act as a lasting memory of Laila. It features a bubble-shaped wall and a projector that creates a mini cinema.

"It is helping to keep her memory alive for us and for our son Reuben, who will see as he grows up that we have done this for his big sister," Mrs McCormack said.

Among the fundraising activities carried out to pay for the nursery was a sponsored climb of Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa. There was a charity cycle ride, which saw participants Outer Hebrides Islands, doing a total of 300 miles in six.