Charity ball in memory of Sheffield two-year-old

Olivia Waldron with mum Hayley, dad Jamie and brother George.
Olivia Waldron with mum Hayley, dad Jamie and brother George.
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The family of a Sheffield girl who lost her fight against a rare immune condition are urging people to dance the night away in her memory.

Little Olivia Waldron, aged two, passed away in October following a battle against a condition which attacked her organs.

Now her family and friends are organising a charity ball at the Platinum Suite, Sheffield United ground on Saturday, March 14.

Money raised will go to three charities - The Sick Children’s Trust, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and Martin House - all helped Olivia and her family during her stay at Leeds General Infirmary and after she passed away.

Her mum Kayley, aged 27, of Darnall said: “We want to make sure these charities are still there for other parents and children.

“We couldn’t fault anything from the care we received and are still receiving now.”

The Sick Children’s Trust provided Kayley and Olivia’s dad Jamie, with a room to stay in while she was in hospital, ensuring they were no more than five minutes from her bedside.

The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund provides everything from medical equipment, staff training and play equipment for children. They also help out parents financially.

And Martin House, a Wetherby hospice, provided a room where Olivia’s family could stay with her before her funeral, and continue to offer bereavement counselling.

The charity ball is being organised by Kayley and her colleagues at Rotherham Council.

It will include a three course meal, live music, disco and auction.

Kayley added: “Me and Olivia’s dad have already done a firewalk which raised £900, shortly after she died.

“We have got plenty of other ideas and all the money will be split between the charities.”

Doors open at 6,45pm and the ball starts at 7.15pm. Tickets are £35 from Ellen Senior on 07766743880 or