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JUNIOR TICKET SALES RAISE £1,400 FOR AMELIA'S LIGHTS FUND

12 November 2015

Amelia Morris Fund to receive £1,400 after Under 18 entry money for Blackpool JPT match to be donated.

  • Every U18 Blackpool entry fee will go to Amelia's Lights fund.
  • £1,400 raised for Amelia Morris.
  • Amelia and her family attended Blackpool JPT match.
Latics’ pledge to donate every Under 18 entry for this week’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over Blackpool will result in a £1,400 donation to Amelia Morris, the Beech Hill two-year-old who has the rare genetic disorder Tay Sachs disease.

The attendance on the night was 5,224, 1,392 of whom were Under 18 entries. With prices at just £1.00 for Under 18s, the club will now honour its pledge to donate the money to Amelia, rounding it up to £1,400.

Chairman David Sharpe said: "Amelia’s story really touched us all and puts everything into perspective. We were delighted to meet the family at the game and we hope that this gesture by the club and all the supporters who came on the night will help to alleviate some of their suffering. We wish them all a very merry Christmas."

Tay Sachs disease is a rare condition that causes progressive damage to the nervous system and affects just one in every 320,000 babies in the UK. Doctors have said that Amelia is not expected to live much beyond Christmas and her parents, Whitney and Jonathan, are raising money to decorate their house with festive lights and give little Amelia and the family a Christmas to remember.

The family was presented to the crowd at half-time at the DW Stadium and received a very generous reception from the Latics supporters.

Whitney Morris said: “We wanted to say thank you to all the fans for how they have helped us, and to David and the club for making it happen. It is such a moving gesture.”

You can donate to Amelia's Lights fund by [clicking here].

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