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Special day out makes all the difference to Lila; Two-year-old is the guest of honour at day of fun.

Byline: RUTH LAWSON

SMILING Lila put her worries behind her as she was treated to a day of fun and face painting.

The two-year-old, who has the most severe form of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - where the ball and socket of the joint do not develop properly - was the guest of honour at a specially organised play day.

Lila Forester-Melville, who recently received an all-terrain mountain buggy from the Chronicle's charity the Sunshine Fund, and big sister Molly were invited to be pampered ahead of a family fun day this weekend in aid of the charity. Party organisers, Castles In The Sky, entertained the youngsters as they played with toys and had their faces and hands painted at the Runamokka cafe in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.

Lila and Molly's mum Jos said: "Molly and Lila had a great time and Lila has benefited so much from the work of the Sunshine Fund. Without the help of charities like this, parents like us would find it really hard to get out and about with a disabled child." Amanda Glendinning, owner of Castles In The Sky, said: "We just wanted to make a nice little gesture and offer an extra day out for Lila and Molly."

The fun will continue on Saturday with a fundraising family fun day at the Shiremoor Centre from 10am-2.30pm.

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HAVING FUN Lila Forester-Melville, left, and her sister Molly GREAT DAY OUT Above, Lila Forester-Melville and sister Molly. Below left, Lila, Molly and Amanda Glendinning, of Castles In The Sky
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 16, 2011
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