A COURAGEOUS schoolgirl’s fight to raise awareness of inflammatory bowel disease is set to get the royal seal of approval.

Erin Stuart, who suffers from Crohn’s, has presented Councillor Robert Moran with a special pin badge for him to wear at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

The former provost is among 1,200 members of the public who have been invited to the social event of the year at Windsor Castle.

It takes place on what is World Inflammatory Bowel Disease day and Erin wants to highlight the cause.

Mr Moran said he will wear Erin’s purple pin, which promotes the Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity with pride.

Erin has also sent a letter to Harry and Meghan asking them to back the organisation.

Cllr Moran said: “Erin has done a fantastic job to raise awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease so I’m only too happy to wear the pin.”

Erin said: “I’m very happy that Councillor Moran is going to wear the badge.

“It’s world IBD day on Saturday so I want to raise as much awareness as I can.”

Her mum Marie is also thrilled that her daughter’s awareness campaign will be taken all the way to Windsor.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted.

“It’s an honour that Councillor Moran is doing this for Erin.”

Erin also penned a special letter to the royal couple asking them to pledge their support for the cause.

Her mum said: “Erin decided to write to Prince Harry and Meghan because the royal wedding is on world IBD day.

“She’s sent a letter off asking them to support Crohn’s and Colitis UK.”

Erin was diagnosed with Crohn’s when she was just eight, after suffering from severe stomach pains. 

She underwent several tests and was prescribed a liquid diet and a drug called azathioprine, but it didn’t work and she was very poorly.

Erin has just started taking a new drug which is working for her and she is fighting fit.

Her mum Marie added: “Erin’s amazing, she just takes everything in her stride.

“She’s really good at raising awareness of inflammatory bowel disease.”

The inspirational youngster has raised over £5,000 for the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK with the help of her mum, dad Gordon and her siblings Jack, 16, Louie, six and her sister Hannah, three.

Together with her family and football team, Port Juniors Girls, she climbed Ben Nevis and also held a fundraising bake sale at her school.

In support of Erin, St Michael’s Primary pupils will wear purple on Friday — the day before the royal wedding.