Warwick Davis to star at event for Ellie Simmonds

TV and film star Warwick Davis will be coming to Walsall this weekend to host a celebration in honour of swimmer Ellie Simmonds.

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The actor, who has appeared in Harry Potter, Star Wars and Ricky Gervais’s Life’s Too Short sitcom, will host the black-tie event at Druids Heath Golf Club in Stonnall Road on Saturday night.

It is part of the Golden Girl Gala taking place for Paralympics medal winner Ellie in Aldridge to raise money for the Dwarf Sport Association.

The celebrations will start at noon before a 12.30pm parade will take a pre-marked route through Aldridge High Street.

Ellie will be carried in a horse-drawn carriage and the parade will be made up of young sports people from schools and societies.

The teenager will also hold a signing session in High Street between 1pm and 2pm.