24 businesses pull together to give ill three-year-old Welwyn Garden City boy best birthday ever

PUBLISHED: 11:45 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:46 08 October 2018

Elliot's Birthday - Vicki and Elliot, three, with Gemma Peel.

 
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Vicki and Elliot, three, with Gemma Peel. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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A Welwyn Garden City mum is overwhelmed after 24 businesses made her ill son’s birthday one he’ll never forget.

Elliot's Birthday - Esmae Harridge has her face painted as a Unicorn.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Esmae Harridge has her face painted as a Unicorn. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot Harridge, of Welwyn Garden City, celebrated his third birthday on Saturday, September 29, while surrounded by friends, family, police officers and the Welwyn Garden City fire brigade.

The youngster suffers from a rare chromosome disorder which has meant that he has spent most of his life in hospital.

Businesses, including Cadbury World, Paradise Wildlife Park, Tesco, Hobbycraft, Youth Create Does Parties, King of the Castles, Mr Flossy, Sapp-hire Lights, Walking Animal Fun, Gosling, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Mid Herts Golf Club, 360 Play, Lost World Golf, The Fisherman’s Pub, Marsh Farm, Standalone Farm, Gel Me Pretty, Emmazingedibles, Sara’s Sweet Treats and Party Cones, Baking Dawn and Susie’s Orinals helped to make the party even more special by donating goods and services.

His mum Vikki Mason said: “This boy deserves it all.

Elliot's Birthday - Amber Alsop, four, enjoys the bouncy castle. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Amber Alsop, four, enjoys the bouncy castle. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“The party has meant more than I can put into words, and ever begin to tell you.”

The day raised £1,000 which is being spilt between the cost for a wheelchair for Elliot, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Lister Hospital’s children’s ward.

Elliot's Birthday - Jodie Henderson, Kim Ball, Vicki and Elliot, and Becci Alsop (Squirrels Nurseries).


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Jodie Henderson, Kim Ball, Vicki and Elliot, and Becci Alsop (Squirrels Nurseries). Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Brooke Slater, five, enjoys the day out.


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Brooke Slater, five, enjoys the day out. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Ebony Harridge, nine, has her face painted.


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Ebony Harridge, nine, has her face painted. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Esmae Harridge, five, with Brooke Slater, five, in police hats. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Esmae Harridge, five, with Brooke Slater, five, in police hats. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Esmae Harridge, five, enjoys playing in the police car. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Esmae Harridge, five, enjoys playing in the police car. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Brooke Slater, five, enjoys playing in the police car. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Brooke Slater, five, enjoys playing in the police car. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Vicki Mason with her son Elliot, three. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Vicki Mason with her son Elliot, three. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Vicki Mason with her son Elliot, three, and James Harridge, Ebony Harridge, nine, and Esmae Harridge, five. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Vicki Mason with her son Elliot, three, and James Harridge, Ebony Harridge, nine, and Esmae Harridge, five. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Milly Ray, nine, enjoys the bouncy castle.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Milly Ray, nine, enjoys the bouncy castle. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Hannah Mason with her daughter Scarlett Greaves, six months. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Hannah Mason with her daughter Scarlett Greaves, six months. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Super Girl and Ariel (Youth Create) with Esmae Harridge, five. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Super Girl and Ariel (Youth Create) with Esmae Harridge, five. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Super Girl and Ariel (Youth Create). 


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Super Girl and Ariel (Youth Create). Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday.

 Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Elliot's birthday cake.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Elliot's birthday cake. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Elliot's Birthday - Andy and Jack Joyce on the Tombola Stall.


Picture: Karyn HaddonElliot's Birthday - Andy and Jack Joyce on the Tombola Stall. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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