COLLEAGUES of a teenage stroke victim from Runcorn have organised a fundraising night to help support the family through her rehabilitation.

Elly Milton collapsed at home in Murdishaw after a shift working at the Evenwood Farm pub, on June 19.

The 19-year-old, a psychology student at Liverpool Hope University, was awake but unresponsive on the living room sofa, when mum Marie Milton heard the TV was still on and went down to check on her - saving her life.

Elly was rushed to Whiston Hospital and given anti-stroke medication, but later transferred to The Walton Centre in Aintree where she underwent surgery to relieve the pressure on her brain.

She awoke from a coma on June 21, cannot speak and is numb down her right hand side, but is undergoing intense physiotherapy.

The charity fundraiser event to help the family takes place at Evenwood Farm pub this Friday (July 12), starting at 8pm.

There will be a raffle, auction and live music plus an appearance from ITV's This Morning resident doctor Dr Chris Steele.

Tickets are a £5 donation on the door.

It is organised by Elly's boss Sarah Travis, who has begun a fundraising campaign to help the teenager's family with her rehabilitation.

Sarah said: "She's worked for us since she was 16 just after finishing school.

"She is just a lovely girl and a fantastic member of the team.

"We have never had any problems with her.

"She always does things in the right way and properly which is not what you would expect from a teenager."

Doctors told the family that the stroke was caused by a blood clot on Elly's brain, but efforts are ongoing to find out what led to the clot.

Thanking Elly's colleagues and friends for their support, Elly's sister Chelsea Holland said: "We are just dumbfounded that so many people want to help out."

On her sister's condition, she continued: "It has been tough.

"It's hard to see her struggling at the moment; as her elder sister she's always been my baby.

"But there's no other choice for the family than to be strong, and help her to be strong.

"There's no other option."

Sarah Travis has also set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for Elly's family, with a target of £5,000.

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