North Walsham schoolgirl transforms herself to raise money for charity
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A schoolgirl from north Norfolk has undergone a dramatic makeover in a bid to help the fight against brain tumours.
Fourteen-year-old Ellie Branston-Tilley, of Mill Road, Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for Brain Tumour Charity.
The North Walsham High School pupil has raised nearly £200.
She has also donated her locks to the Princess Trust, which will use her hair to make a wig for a child who has suffered from hair loss due to illness.
Her mother Jodie, 37, said she was proud of her daughter's achievements.
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'She decided to do this completely off her own back. For a child of 14 to selflessly do this act of kindness makes me so proud to be her parent.'
Mrs Branston-Tilley added that a close family friend was recovering after having a brain tumour removed nearly a year ago at the age of 17, and that inspired Ellie.
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