THE legacy of a little girl is helping support two families whose children are suffering with life-threatening illnesses.
Amelia-Mae Davies, from Garden City, died aged two last July from neuroblastoma – an aggressive childhood cancer.
Six moths after her death, a foundation set up in her memory has raised £20,000 and half of this money has already been spent setting up the charity and supporting two families going through similar experiences.
The Amelia-Mae Davies Neuroblastoma Foundation is currently providing ongoing support for 14-month-old Poppy and 13-month-old Katie. The toddlers, both from Leeds, have neuroblastoma.
Poppy is also awaiting an operation to remove a tumour from her stomach.
Becky Evans, of Aston Park, who volunteers for the charity, said: “It is nice to see there is some good has come out of what has happened to Amelia and we can help people who are suffering the same thing.
“It is also important to keep on raising the awareness.”
Amelia touched the hearts of many people during her battle with cancer.
Her story has attracted attention from high-profile figures such as former Liverpool and England footballer Jamie Carragher and British Commonwealth flyweight boxing champion Paul Butler, who has become an ambassador for the foundation.
On January 25 the charity will be officially launched during a ball at the Village Hotel in Bromborough, Wirral.
The evening will include a three-course meal and entertainment, including soul and motown music, a magician, live band and disco, as well as a raffle and auction.
Becky said the volunteers were “really looking forward” to launching the foundation officially.
She added, the event is a way of thanking people for supporting the fundraising drive so far.
Tickets for the ball cost at £40. To purchase one call Sarah Parks by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details visit the Amelia-Mae Foundation website, www.ameliamae