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Thorpe schoolgirl, 12, raises money in memory of her dead grandfather by busking outside Primark

PUBLISHED: 09:25 15 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:57 15 July 2015

Annabel Hards busking to raise funds for Cancer Research in memory of her grandfather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Annabel Hards busking to raise funds for Cancer Research in memory of her grandfather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2015

A 12-year-old girl who went busking in memory of her late grandfather has been overwhelmed by donations.

Annabel Hards busking to raise funds for Cancer Research in memory of her grandfather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Annabel Hards busking to raise funds for Cancer Research in memory of her grandfather. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Annabel Hards performed outside Primark in Norwich on Saturday to raise money for Cancer Research.

And after three hours of singing, the Thorpe St Andrew School pupil collected £280 in donations.

Her mother, Nesta Reeve, of Little Plumstead, said: “Her grandfather, Ray Hards, died from lung cancer last November. He was always listening to her singing and they were very close.

“It was her idea to do this for charity and in memory of her granddad.”

During the three-hour set, Annabel sang various pop hits to an ever-growing crowd of shoppers on Haymarket.

She was guided and supported by another Norwich busker, Tommy Winn, who donated his microphone and speaker for the day.

All of the money raised will be donated to charity.

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