Dress to impress at fundraiser to remember Hartlepool teenager

Kimberley Wass pictured outside the Belle Vue Social Club, where she is hosting a memorial night dedicated to her late cousin Ellie-Mae Morgan.
Kimberley Wass pictured outside the Belle Vue Social Club, where she is hosting a memorial night dedicated to her late cousin Ellie-Mae Morgan.

FRIENDS and relatives of a much-loved Hartlepool teenager will put on their glad rags for a fundraising night in her memory.

Men will wear smart suits and girls are set to impress in prom-style dresses for the event at Belle Vue Social Club, in Kendal Road.

Ellie-Mae Morgan who died in October 2014 from juvenile Huntington's Disease

Ellie-Mae Morgan who died in October 2014 from juvenile Huntington's Disease

It is in memory of Ellie-Mae Morgan who tragically died, aged 16, last October after a brave battle against Huntington’s Disease.

The event is being organised by Ellie-Mae’s aunties Mandy Slater and Julie Wass and cousins Kimberley, Eilish and Coleen Wass.

Mandy said: “Ellie loved dressing up herself and the princess theme so that’s why we have gone for a formal wear theme.

“All the money we raise will go to Huntington’s Disease Association. It’s such a cruel disease.

Ellie loved dressing up

Mandy Slater, Ellie Mae’s auntie

“As well as family and friends we have invited a lot of her friends from school.”

The night on Friday, May 8, will feature a disco and dancing by Charlotte Dickinson, one of Ellie-Mae’s best friends.

Mandy thanked all local businesses who have donated raffle prizes which include cash, meals, hampers, alcohol, toys and perfume. Tickets priced £5 are available from Mandy on 07837 632132 or Kimberley on 07835 199691.