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MONEY FROM JUNIOR JPT TICKETS TO GO TO AMELIA'S LIGHTS FUND

8 November 2015

Latics Chairman David Sharpe to donate Under 18 entry for next week’s Blackpool JPT match to Amelia Christmas fund.

  • Every U18 Blackpool entry fee will go to Amelia fund.
  • David Sharpe makes charity Blackpool JPT pledge.
  • Amelia and her family to attend Blackpool JPT match.
Latics play Blackpool in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy next Tuesday 10 November, with Under 18s paying just £1.00– and Latics' Chairman David Sharpe has pledged to donate every U18 entry to the Amelia Morris Christmas fund, the Beech Hill two-year old who has Tay Sachs disease, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive damage to the nervous system and affects just one in every 320,000 babies in the UK.

Amelia is not expected to live much beyond Christmas unfortunately and her parents Whitney and Jonathan are hoping to raise enough money to decorate their house with festive lights and give little Amelia a Christmas to remember.

Now the family, Whitney, Jonathan, Amelia and their two year old daughter Emily, will not only be in attendance at next week’s game as personal guests of David Sharpe, but the Chairman wants to make sure that every pound the club receive for Under 18 supporters will go to Amelia’s fund.

“I read about Amelia’s story in the press,” he said, “and like everyone was moved by it.  The family live less than a mile from the DW Stadium, so it seems the right thing to do to help someone in our local community who is undergoing such a tough time. It’s the least we can do.”

With prices at just £5.00 for adults and £1.00 for Under 18s, plus the fact it kicks off at 7.15pm, the club are hoping that families and younger fans come to support the team on its latest cup quest.

David Sharpe said: “Hopefully, when the fans see that their money will be going to such a worthy cause, they will come along to support the team, but more importantly to support Amelia and her family.  It's the least we can do, hopefully we can the family the Christmas they deserve.”

The CATS Foundation (Cure & Action for Tay-Sachs) have been in touch with the family providing care and support.

For more information about CATS, go to www.cats-foundation.org

Daniel Lewi and his wife Patricia founded the charity when their six-year-old daughter Amelie was diagnosed with the condition.

To donate to Amelia's lights fund [click here].

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