A THREE-year-old girl is celebrating her recent success at the Dwarf Sports Association National Games.

Holly White, who lives with her parents, Lisa and Matt and her brother and sister Zachary and Poppy, in Burley in Wharfedale, came away with four medals from the event held at Birmingham’s Alexandra Stadium in May.

The Dwarf Sports Association UK is a sporting charity working to make sport accessible and enjoyable to everyone of restricted growth in the UK.

Paralympic legend Ellie Simmonds, is a patron of the charity, and she presented Holly with her medals - a silver in 10m running, silver in throwing, bronze for new age curling and silver with her team for football and hockey.

Holly’s dad Matt said: “Holly is three, but this was an important event for her, as this is an opportunity for her to enter sporting events with other children who are also born with restricted growth.

“Holly was born with Achondroplasia. This is the most common form of dwarfism but only affects about one in every 25,000 people.

“Achondroplasia affects cartilage and bone growth, and so people with Achondroplasia tend to have much shorter arms and legs than average height people, and it can also mean they need additional help in other ways.

“On her first birthday she had to have surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, on the base of her skull to make sure there was enough space for her spinal cord and she currently has a hearing aid. Holly is two feet six inches and she is the only person in our family with this condition.

“The Dwarf Sports Association is a really important charity that helps children growing up with conditions like this to compete against other people their height and help grow their self esteem.

“Holly enjoyed herself spending time with children her age, that were also her height. It’s also really great to see Ellie Simmonds at the event, as she is a big inspiration and she has accomplished so much and is such a positive aspirational person.”

For more information about the charity visit https://www.dsauk.org/