Ball held in honour of brave Elland girl Amelie Gledhill

A QUEEN’S Jubilee-themed ball is being held in honour of a brave girl from Elland with a rare genetic disorder.

Five-year-old Amelie Gledhill, who goes to Old Earth School in Elland, has Russell Silver Syndrome - a condition which limits her growth.

Song and dance academy Babyballet in Halifax, where Amelie has lessons, is organising the ball to raise specialist equipment to help her and her family.

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and all things British, the event will be compered by Neil Hurst and will include entertainment including a raffle, bingo and charity auction.

The ball takes place at Berties in Elland on Monday, June 4 from 7pm until late.

Tickets are £60 and can be bought by calling Babyballet on 01422 329471 or emailing caroline@babyballet.co.uk.

Amelie’s condition means a wide range of medical problems and she’s constantly in and out of hospital.

Last year she appears in her own documentary which followed her and her family to America to meet the world’s leading specialist in Russell Silver Syndrome, Dr Madeline Harbison.