A staff member from Gobowen's Co-op store has organised a family fun day to raise money for a nine-month old girl who suffers from an extremely rare disorder that affects only 800 children in the world.

Amy Wood has organised the fun day on Gobowen Playing Fields to raise funds to get Elsie Grace Purcell-Kempster, who was born with Smith Lemli Opitz Syndome (SLOS), to America for advice and treatment.

Elsie and her parents Nick Purcell and Kayleigh Kempster made the Advertizer front page earlier this year as they began a fundraising mission to raise £10,000 to fly over to America to receive tests from the National Institute of Health.

Twenty-seven-year-old Amy, from Gobowen, said that a family friend had suggested doing a fundraiser after seeing Elsie's story in the paper in March.

"I just like to organise things!" she said.

"Elsie's parents haven't long moved to Gobowen and we thought as a community it would be really nice to be able to help raise money for their daughter's treatment.

"Everyone saw the story in the paper and they've seen the JustGiving page, but this is a nice way to get everyone involved and have some fun."

With the help of the Co-op stores, Amy has organised a fair, bouncy castle, football events and much for the fun day, which takes place on Saturday, August 18 from 12pm to 4pm.

Elsie's mum Kayleigh said: "Nick and I are truly grateful for the Co-op in Gobowen for organising the Family Fun Day to help raise funds for Elsie's Climb.

"We have been overwhelmed by the response and support we have received from our local community and are very much looking forward to meeting everyone on the day!"