A NINE year old girl from Rodborough has won an award set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Rodborough Primary School pupil, Edie Layfield has been recognised in this year's Diana Awards for her courage and fundraising activities.

By the time she was six, Edie had already raised £1,200 for the Renal Ward where she spent so much of her life after her diagnosis of end-stage kidney failure two years earlier.

Unable to move around whilst undergoing hours of dialysis every other day, she found comfort in making quirky drawings of animals and superheroes.

These she exchanged for donations to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity.

Since then, she has gone on to educate others about renal illness and organ transplant and raised thousands more for a variety of causes, including the British Transplant Games.

Edie headed to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff last week to pick up her award.

"It still hasn't really sunk in that I've won it," she said.

Next week she will be returning to Wales, to participate in this year's British Transplant Games.

The event will take place in Newport from July 25 to 28 and it features four days of sporting events.

"The games are a great way for people to meet one another and prove to the world that you can still compete after life-changing surgery," said Edie's dad Robin.

"The confidence boost that it gives the athletes is incredible."

For the mini-marathon event, Edie will be dressing up as Vanellope von Schweetz from the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph and her dad will be competing as Wreck-It Ralph.

Edie has set up a JustGiving page and seeks to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal which supports Bristol Children's Hospital by funding pioneering, life-saving equipment and research.

To donate visit justgiving.com/fundraising/edie-transplant-games