A PENRHYN Bay charity continues to dazzle people in the loftiest places - including the Prime Minister himself.

On Wednesday, January 15 Boris Johnson recognised Prom Ally founder Ally Elouise, 25, with a 'Points of Light' award for her exceptional service founding 'fairy godmother' charity Prom Ally.

Last year, Miss Elouise - who offers evening wear to pupils from low income families across the UK to celebrate finishing school - received glowing praise and a dress from Jean Paul Gaultier following an appearance for on BBC's One Show. Later this month, she is also due to visit the palace of Westminster to receive a British Citizen Award medal for 'Volunteering & Charitable Giving'.

In a personal letter to Miss Elouise, Prime Minister Johnson said: "I know you do this with no thought of praise or reward, but allow me to offer my own recognition of how your brilliant idea of loaning out prom dresses and suits, to those who might not ordinarily have them, is allowing students to celebrate the milestone of finishing school."

Miss Elouise is the 1,299th recipient of the prestigious award, which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

Miss Elouise said: "I feel so honoured to have been chosen by the Prime Minister to receive this Points of Light Award.

In 2015 I set up 'Prom Ally' with the intention of helping a small number of local girls attend their school prom that year. I never would have imagined it to be helping hundreds of young people all

around the country five years later."

In the past, Miss Elouise has also received letters commending her work from former Prime Minister Theresa May and from royals the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate as well as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan.

Inspired to set up the charity after watching a TV documentary about families struggling with financial hardships, Miss Elouise bought her first dresses from charity shops with her 21st birthday money.

After receiving hundreds of donated clothes - she how holds about 3,000 suits and prom dresses - Ally Elouise registered her initiative as a charity to provide a free and confidential service working with schools, services and charities across the UK on a referral basis.

Miss Elouise added "I couldn't do it without the support I get from the public and all of the kind dress and suit donations I receive every day. I want to dedicate this award to everyone who has helped 'Prom Ally' grow bigger and bigger each year.

"The ultimate goal is that eventually no-one will have to miss their school prom due to financial hardship."