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Formby High student sings at a charity ball

A Formby High Sixth Form student, Sally Shepherd, recently had the honour of being asked to volunteer by singing at a charity ball to raise money for the Amelia-May Davies foundation.

Amelia-Mae was a beautiful, compassionate and lively two year old; loving the colour pink and all things girlie, was struck with the devastating diagnosis of Neuroblastoma stage 4 in September 2012.

Despite her amazing fighting, will and courage, Amelia-Mae unfortunately passed away in July 2013. She touched the hearts of the nation with her big blue eyes and lovable nature, therefore the Amelia-Mae foundation has been founded in her memory. The charity strive to support families; creating laughter, smiles and empowerment during the strenuous battle which neuroblastoma causes.

Neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer developing from nerve cells called neuroblasts and affects over 100 children per year within the UK alone. The treatment is particularly long in duration and intensive.

Sally said: "Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet young Amelia but, her Mum has spoken to me about her and she was an amazing child who was taken far too soon."

Sally wants to raise awareness for this charity and get as much support as possible. The charity Ball will be in the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool with over one hundred people attending. The main organiser of the event heard Formby High student singing at a previous show and asked her to perform whilst everyone is arriving at the ball. Sally felt honoured to be asked, she said: "I love to sing and play the guitar and I do a lot of charity events. My most recent being an event where money was raised for a Southport man who needed a prosthetic leg. Over £600 was raised, it was a pleasure to be apart of it."

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