FASHION designer Stella McCartney has shown her support of a local good cause that helps children with a rare illness.

Stella is helping Funny Blood by donating designer goodies which will be part of a silent auction at a fundraising event hosted by Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital Charity.

Funny Blood was founded by Pershore Mum Ruby Edwards in 2009 after finding out that her son – Noah – had a rare bleeding condition called Platelet Function Disorder. Since then, Ruby and her friends and colleagues have raised thousands of pounds.

Stella said: “I’m very fond of Noah and it’s a pleasure to support him and his Mum in their efforts to raise awareness of rare blood conditions through Funny Blood. I’m very happy to help and wish Ruby and her family and friends the very best in their efforts to help raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.”

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year – including Noah. The charity regularly celebrates the men, women and children who support its fundraising efforts on a regular basis, naming as charity champions.

Ruby has raised over £2,000 since 2013. Funny Blood will be celebrating its ten year anniversary next year, Ruby aims to raise even more money to help Noah and other children who live life with rare bleeding conditions.