Gascoigne gift to let girl ‘talk’
A DISABLED girl silenced after thieves stole her communication device has been backed by celebrities in a campaign to get her voice back including a £1,000 gift from ex-Rangers star Paul Gascoigne.
Miya Thirlby, 16, can’t communicate with her family – including her identical twin – since thieves snatched the vital computerised talking aid from her parents’ car in Plymouth, Devon.
Her father Paul Johnson posted an appeal on social media under the hashtag “get Miya’s voice back” – and has been stunned by the response.
Gascoigne was among a host of celebrities to respond, pledging £1,000 towards a new device.
Others included Alan Shearer and French and Saunders.