A SPECIAL ball has been held to mark what would have been a remarkable teenager's 21st birthday.

The Jemima Layzell Trust 'Coming of Age' Flower Ball was held on Saturday, May 18.

The event, organised by Jemima's parents Sophy and Harvey, raised around £10,000.

The ball was held to mark what would have been Jemima's birthday, after she sadly passed away at just 13 years old following an aneurysm.

Her dedicated parents set up the trust in her name in 2013, a year after their daughter's tragic death.

But in many ways Jemima lives on, as her strong advocacy for organ donation has helped save eight lives.

Around 120 people turned out to celebrate Jemima's birthday at Monks Yard.

Mrs Layzell said: "Harvey and I can’t express how much it means that Jemima’s name continues to live on and this year has been an amazing year for us so far."

An auction took place on the night, as well as a three course meal.

Top selling items were dinner for four at Theo Randall Intercontinental, Park Lane, a Trip along the River Parrett in the Duchess of Cocklemoor and Poldarks very own waistcoat signed by the actor Aidan Turner.

Mr Layzell said: "We couldn’t let this landmark moment pass by without something truly special and the display by Firestorm Pyrotechnics was perfect. Beautiful and moving, it had most of us in tears.

"To all our family and friends, a huge thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. It is so important to us that you continue to remember our little girl."

Mr and Mrs Layzell expressed their thanks to sponsors: Monks Yard, Cottage Flowers, J. Layzell and Sons, Gooch and Housego, NMA Flooring, RAM scaffolding, DHD Structures, Sykes Timber, Mitchums Chartered Accountants, Eternal Kitchens, Limebase, Cooper Associates, Bristol and West Memorials, and Minster Veterinary Surgery.

All pictures by Magic Mirror Moments 2018.