Lights for terminally ill girl destroyed

Amelia Morris celebrated her third birthday, pictured with parents Whitney and Jonny Morris, with a Christmas lights switch-on
Amelia Morris celebrated her third birthday, pictured with parents Whitney and Jonny Morris, with a Christmas lights switch-on
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THE family of terminally ill tot Amelia Morris have been left devastated after callous yobs have destroyed her Christmas lights.

The emotional tale of what could potentially be the three-year-old’s last Christmas has touched the hearts of thousands on social media, as people donated to Amelias’s Lights appeal, to help make December a magical time for her.

As her Beech Hill home was donned with sparkly lights like a Santa’s grotto, crowds gathered to watch the big switch-on for her third birthday on November 25.

The event even attracted regional media who have also support the campaign, led by her parents Whitney and Jonny.

But yobs have annihilated the decorations, leaving Whitney and Jonny sickened.

Whitney posted on social media that someone had cut the inflatable decorations.

There was then a flurry of support, with messages such as: “They most know why you have decorations with beautiful Amelia being on the news so it’s beyond low” and: “Shocking how can people sink so low.”

Following the launch of the appeal two months ago, hundreds of people have come forward to offer help and support, organising fund-raising events and delivering presents.

Festive Lights, in Martland Mill, donated Christmas decorations, and North West firm Christmas Decorators and local electrician Craig Green put up the lights.

Amelia was born with Tay-Sachs, a genetic disorder, which causes the deterioration of mental and physical abilities.

Doctors told her family she only had months left to live.

To help Amelia and The CATS Foundation - Cure & Action for Tay-Sachs, visit www.gofundme.com/yp6ubdqw