THE aunt of Crowthorne toddler Amy Louise Collins, who has a severe form of muscular dystrophy, took part in a charity mud-wrestling event last Saturday to raise cash for her niece.

Sonja French, just back from biking around Britain to collect money for Amy Louise, donned a PVC number, cloak and sword when she dressed up as the TV warrior princess Red Sonja and wrestled against fellow biker babes.

The "Queen of Mud" tournament and single elimination Mud Bath Challenge match in Horley, Surrey, raised more than £1,000 for Amy Louise.

Mrs French said: "We all had a great time."

, which has raised enough money to buy the youngster a state-of the-art wheelchair.

The women trained with the British men's and ladies' wrestling champions for six weeks to prepare for the event.

The match kicked off slightly later than planned due to a power cut, but an emergency generator was found at the last minute to save the show

Mrs French said: "We all had a great time and, fortunately, no one was badly hurt.

"I am a bit sore from the gravely mud, so the girls and I decided if we were to organise another match we would use jelly instead next time."

The event raised more than £1,000 for the Amy Louise Appeal Fund, which has raised enough money to buy the youngster a state-of the-art wheelchair.

Amy Louise was eight months old when Mandy Collins and her husband Peter discovered she had a severe muscle weakness.

In August of this year scientists in Paris discovered that Amy is the only person in the world with Emery-Dreifuss disease, the severest form of muscular dystrophy.

There is no cure, but her symptoms can be treated.

Amy will be two-years-old on Friday (October 11).

For more information about Amy and future fund-raising events visit www.talaf.org.uk

Donations can be sent to PO Box 7809, Crowthorne, RG45 6ZN.