Olympic theme at the ball for Amelie

Halifax Ladies Circle ball in aid of Amelie Gledhill at Berties, Elland. Colette Lester, Stephanie Sayers and Jane Gilbert.
Halifax Ladies Circle ball in aid of Amelie Gledhill at Berties, Elland. Colette Lester, Stephanie Sayers and Jane Gilbert.

A GLITZY ball raised money to help Amelie Gledhill, the youngsters who has a rare type of dwarfism.

The four-year-old tot, of Fern Rise, Elland, suffers from Russell-Silver syndrome, leaving her with feeding difficulties and delayed physical development.

Halifax Ladies Circle ball in aid of Amelie Gledhill at Berties, Elland.Jon and Anne Gledhill.

Halifax Ladies Circle ball in aid of Amelie Gledhill at Berties, Elland.Jon and Anne Gledhill.

Halifax Ladies’ Circle organised a ball at Bertie’s at Elland to raise money towards a £2,000 specialised sink for Amelie’s home.

In the end the gala evening raised more than £4,000 and was attended by Amelie’s parents, Anne and John Gledhill.

The ball had an Olympics theme and entertainment included games, the lighting of an Olympic torch and music from band Psycho Slinkies.

Amelie’s parents Anne and John Gledhill also attended.

Halifax Ladies Circle ball in aid of Amelie Gledhill at Berties, Elland.

Halifax Ladies Circle ball in aid of Amelie Gledhill at Berties, Elland.

Chairwoman Carol Gregons said: “I chose to fund-raise for Amelie after seeing her on television and appreciating the complexity of her life and the problems the family faced on a day-to-day basis.

“The evening was a resounding success. We danced the night away to the fantastic Psycho Slinkies who received rave reviews.

“We were amazed to learn we have raised just over £4,000.”