A FUNDRAISER event has been held in memory of a two-year-old who died from a rare form of cancer.
Amelia-Mae Davies, from Garden City in Sealand, died in July after her story had captured the hearts of people across the country.
Amelia-Mae had neuroblastoma – a rare form of childhood cancer – and it was hoped she would be able to get to America for treatment, but unfortunately died before she could go.
The event at The Black Lion in Rhos, Wrexham, raised £887 for the Amelia-Mae Davies Neuroblastoma Foundation, which was set up in her memory.
At the fundraiser there were sponsored bungee jumps, sponsored head shaves and waxing, bouncy castles, gladiator podiums, a sumo wrestling ring, barbecue, karaoke and a huge prize raffle with all proceeds going to the foundation.
Gemma Jones, who organised the day along with her sister Rachael said: “This was a fundraising day to raise lots of money in memory of a little angel called Amelia-Mae.
“Our fundraising originally started to raise money for life-saving treatment for Amelia, but sadly she recently lost her battle against neuroblastoma.
“Now we aim to raise lots of money in her memory for the foundation. This foundation aims to provide support for other children and their families suffering this dreadful disease and raise much more awareness.
“It was an absolutely brilliant day. We raised £887 and that’s without sponsorship money, which we’ll add to the £452 in the bank already from two previous collections in Wrexham town centre.
“Amelia’s mum and dad came to support us, it couldn’t have gone better.”
Gemma thanked the pub’s landlady Christine Jones for supporting the event as well as local businesses who donated prizes.
Gemma’s sister Lisa Needham had her head shaved to raise money on they day.
Despite the charity yet to be officially up and running, support is being offered to one-year-old Stephen William Erangey from Liverpool, who has a similar illness to that of Amelia.
Amelia’s parents met Stephen’s parents, Joanne McQueen and William Erangey, while their children were both receiving treatment at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Amelia’s parents Stewart and Angela Davies had been trying to raise £250,000 to send their daughter for specialist immunotherapy treatment in America.
The £250,000 appeal to help her, which was being run with the charity Neuroblastoma Alliance UK, had attracted the attention of high-profile stars, such as former Liverpool and England footballer Jamie Carragher.