All ready for Amelia’s big switch-on

Festive Lights at Martland Park, Wigan have donated Christmas Lights to Amelia Morris
Festive Lights at Martland Park, Wigan have donated Christmas Lights to Amelia Morris

A TERMINALLY ill tot is gearing up to her third birthday - with a big festive switch on.

Amelia Morris’s Lights appeal has been inundated with offers of help to ensure she has the best Christmas and now her Beech Hill home will be lit up on Wednesday November 25.

The fund-raiser was set up by her parents, Whitney and Jonny, as doctors informed them that the two-year-old, who has Tay Sach’s disease, only had a few more months to live.

Festive Lights, in Martland Park, allowed the family to tour around their shop and select what they wanted.

The lights will be put up on November 21, with the switch on set for November 25.

Whitney, 21, said: “We wanted to have the switch on for Amelia’s birthday - we are so excited - she will love it. The amount of support we have had has been amazing - I want to say thank you to everyone.”

Further fun awaits Amelia on Saturday November 21, Holiday Getawy, in Wigan and North West UK Beetle Owners Club have organised a sleigh procession and present drop off from DW Stadium.

And on Saturday November 28, around 50 trucks, decorated with LED lights, will drive from Lymm Services to DW Stadium, to meet Amelia and her family.

Peter Moxon, of Billinge, who runs Embroidered Logos 4 U, has rallied his trucker friends to take part.

He said: “We do a lot of shows and have a lot of trucker friends. My wife, Denise, put out an appeal on Facebook called Amelia’s Truck Convoy and 50 people have come forward.

“We will have a convoy of trucks with LED lights and children’s characters to show Amelia. We will also be raising money, to be split between Amelia’s Lights fund and Friends - an autism friends group in St Helens, where my three children attend. I have children myself and I wanted to do something to help.”

To help Amelia visit www.gofundme.com/yp6ubdqw.