Knockout figures are raised

More than £8,000 has been raised in honour of a brave girl from Elland.

Around 240 adults and children competed in a series of games in a It’s a Knockout contest in order to raise funds for Amelie Gledhill who has Russell Silver Syndrome, a condition which limits her growth.

Deanna Dixon, Amelie Gledhill, Charlie Lynch and Jill Bentley, at Amelie Gledhill, It's a Knockout fun day, Greetland Community Centre.

Deanna Dixon, Amelie Gledhill, Charlie Lynch and Jill Bentley, at Amelie Gledhill, It's a Knockout fun day, Greetland Community Centre.

Held at Greetland Community Centre, 18 teams of adults and six teams of children competed in ten games. There was also a cupcake stall and a balloon release as well as a raffle, sweetie stall and barbecue.

Amelie’s mum Anne said it was brilliant. “The money will go to Amelie’s fund which is for the down payment for a family car. It will also go towards helping with petrol money and any other specialist equipment that she might need which all has a bumper price tag.”

Some of the money will also be donated to Cameron Wharvell, aged 14, who has celebral palsy, epilepsy and hydrocephalus.

Anne who has given up work to look at Amelie said: “I cannot thank people enough. I was just totally overwhelmed that 240 people took part. It is just humbling to know people are happy to help and a credit to Amelie who is so brave and just gets on with it and inspires others.”