TEENAGER Elle Hennin had her greatest wish granted when she attended Strictly Come Dancing and wore her own ‘Strictly’ dress.

Elle, 17, from Rudheath, has severe epilepsy and requires full-time care and regular medication.

Northwich Guardian:

Despite this, she is a very happy teenager and loves to watch Strictly Come Dancing, with her favourite dancer being Brendan Cole.

The Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity arranged for Elle to have her own dress to wear.

With the help of the show’s seamstresses, she received a very special outfit; a real Strictly Come Dancing dress worn by Strictly contestant, BBC TV weather presenter Carol Kirkwood.

Northwich Guardian:

The teenager was then given the exclusive opportunity to be in the audience of a special recording of the show, hosted by Tess Daly and Bruce Forsyth.

Sitting in one of the best seats in the house, next to the judges, Elle got to watch the show before seeing the winner crowned.

To top off her dream day Elle was introduced to dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec, Kevin Clifton, Anton Du Beke and, her favourite, Brendan Cole.

Northwich Guardian:

Michelle, Elle’s mum, said: “Thank you so much to Rays of Sunshine for making Elle’s wish come true.

“It was an emotional weekend - memories made to treasure and something she will never forget.

“It was truly a magical day watching and meeting the Strictly dancers. They were all so lovely, but Elle was so excited to see her favourite dancers Brendan and Anton.”

Northwich Guardian:

The teenager had the chance to enjoy the experience courtesy of Rays of Sunshine’s corporate partners, Red Rock Entertainment, a film investment company based at Elstree Studios.

Red Rock Entertainment supports Rays of Sunshine by sponsoring wishes and enabling children to take part in exclusive behind-the- scenes experiences in the film industry.

Northwich Guardian:

Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity brightens the lives of seriously-ill children in the UK aged three to 18 by granting wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising outings and large-scale events for seriously-ill children, including The Rays of Sunshine Concert.

For more information about the charity or to apply for a wish to be granted visit www.raysofsunshine.org.uk.

Northwich Guardian: