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Football match to be dedicated to Redditch teenager in need of spine surgery

Harry Leach 24th Oct, 2019

A FOOTBALL match dedicated to a Redditch teenager with severe curvature of the spine will be held this Sunday, October 27.

The game, between Birmingham Ladies Football Club and Liverpool FC Women, will provide an opportunity for family and friends of Amelia Hart to shake buckets and raise awareness of her condition, idiopathic scoliosis.

The 15-year-old has less than two months to undergo vital spine surgery known as Vertebral Body Tethering.

It’s not currently available on the NHS and costs £81,283.

Amelia’s family have so far raised £20,500 but they are aware time is running out.

The treatment available on the NHS would insert metal rods into her back, correcting the curvature but ultimately ending any hope of her playing football again – the sport she loves.

Full of heart: Lisa Hart and her daughter Amelia. The family are hoping to raise £81,000 for her to have treatment. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4119013MMR www.buyphotos247.com

Amelia’s mum Lisa said: “We’re very thankful that Birmingham LFC has dedicated the game at Damson Park, Solihull, to Amelia.

“We need volunteers to help out before the 2pm kickoff and also during and after the match.

“If anyone has free time and would also like the opportunity of watching the game for free please do get in touch.”

You can do this by messaging Lisa on the ‘Amelia Kicks Her Curves’ Facebook page.

Also this Saturday, October 26, a fashion show event will be held at The Cadbury Club in Bournville to raise more vital funds.

Lisa added: “It will be well worth visiting as there will be up to 75% off your favourite brands.

“We will be doing a raffle and the bar will be open throughout the night.”

Tickets can be purchased by contacting gillian.barron@hotmail.co.uk and cost £5.

Doors open at 7pm.

You can follow Amelia’s campaign by using the hashtag #AmeliaKicksHerCurves on social media.

To make sure Amelia gets the vital surgery she needs, you can donate by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/amelia-kicks-her-curves?utm_term=Meaq5a58R

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