A TWO year old with a life threatening illness, is to be star of the catwalk when she opens a charity fashion show.
Blond haired Elliette Davidson was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was just four weeks old.
But the brave toddler, “never lets it get her down,” says proud mum Jemma Sanders.
Jemma, 24,from Castleford, said: “She is really excited about being a model and is practising her catwalk strut when we go out.”
The fashion show at the Highlight Comedy Club, Great George Street (formerly Jongleurs) will raise money for Cancer Research UK and for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. It has been organised by family friend Rebecca Wardlaw and will be compered by Alex McHale,
Elliette, who suffers from Type Delta DF508, is to be the ‘special guest.
Jemma added: “My daughter will open the show and other children and adults will also model clothes from local boutiques. There will be an auction of clothes which have been donated by businesses and designer boutiques plus a raffle, with generous donations, including one from celebrity Lizzy Cundy, who lost her friend to cystic fibrosis last year.”
A representative from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust is to give a talk about the debilitating disease, which can mean a short life expectancy for sufferers, who rarely reach beyond the age of 40 years.
Money raised and donated on the night will go straight to help gene therapy trials.
Jemma, a special needs teaching assistant at Henry Moore Primary School, added: “The money raised will help people like my little girl.”
Tickets for the fashion show on Tuesday October 29, from 7pm, are available from the Highlight box office on 0844 844 0044.