A MASQUERADE ball is being held to raise funds for a brain damaged Kingswinford teenager.

Elle-Mae Davidson is currently being treated at Tadworth Children's Trust pediatric rehabilitation centre, Surrey , after a series of violent headaches turned out to be due to a malformation of large blood vessels in her brain, which were bleeding.

She underwent emergency surgery at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital but suffered a major hemorrhage during the operation and in the days that followed, suffered brain swelling, a stroke and numerous heart attacks.

Since transferring to the rehabilitation centre, Elle-Mae has been receiving physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy and sensory lessons and although progress is slow, she is now eating liquidised food.

Her family remain devoted and her mother, Leah Davidson, is staying with her until she returns home later this year, once the family home has been adapted to meet her needs.

The charity ball, which will raise funds for the home improvements, will be held at The Mill Hotel at Alveley on the May 10.

Tickets, priced £40, include a three-course meal, live bands and a disco and are available by calling Lloyd Sutton on 07770836008.