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Ellie Simmonds' second homecoming

Ellie Simmonds with her medals on display today in Walsall Credit: ITV Central

Ellie Simmonds enjoyed a second homecoming today in Walsall, Aldridge.

Local businesses organised the day to raise money for Ellie's own charity the Dwarf Sport Association and to keep the London 2012 spirit alive.

Fans waiting to have pictures signed by Ellie Simmonds Credit: ITV Central
Crowds line up to meet Ellie the golden girl of Walsall Credit: ITV Central

Paralympian Ellie Simmonds excited about second homecoming parade

A second event to celebrate the success of paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds is taking place in her home town of Aldridge near Walsall this afternoon.

It's been organised by shopkeepers in the High Street to raise money for the Dwarf Sports Association.

It follows a homecoming parade which took place in Walsall on Monday when Ellie toured the town on an open-top bus.

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Ellie Simmonds homecoming, full report

It has been a summer of sporting success with the Olympic and Paralympic games in London and the Midlands played its part when it came to helping the country climb that medal table.

Ellie Simmonds was one of the local paralympic stars who wowed the world with her stunning performances in the swimming pool.

Today she took a tour of where she grew up, to thank everyone for their support and of course to show off those medals.

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