SLIDESHOW: Fundraising knockout for Amelie’s Fund

A massive £13,000 has been raised in honour of an inspirational young girl from Elland.

More than 300 people - 27 teams of adults and nine teams of children - battled it out in a ‘It’s a Knockout’ contest in a bid to raise money for Amelie’s Fund.

It's a Knockout, fundraiser for Amelie's Fund, at Greetland Community Centre

It's a Knockout, fundraiser for Amelie's Fund, at Greetland Community Centre

Little Amelie Gledhill, 7, has Russell Silver Syndrome, a condition which limits her growth and the money will now help Amelie - and others.

Held at Greetland Community Centre on Sunday, there was fun for all the family including a face painting stall, fairground rides, a barbecue and more.

Amelie’s mum, Anne, said: “It was absolutely brilliant and we had our biggest turnout yet, it was fantastic.

“I couldn’t believe how many people came, it really blew me away.

“Amelie had a brilliant time and it was great to see everyone laughing and smiling. The feedback we’ve had has been brilliant and people were saying how wonderful it was, which makes it all worthwhile.

“It was a huge success and I’d like to say thank you to the 18 businesses who supported the event, it’s a really big help.”

To donate to the fund and find out more about Amelie, visit www.ameliesbigworld.co.uk.

Donations to the fund can also be made through the website.