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Selfless Starr supports cancer charity with Skegness fundraiser

Brave Skegness teen Starr Halley as she carried the Olympic Torch through her home town earlier this year.

Brave Skegness teen Starr Halley as she carried the Olympic Torch through her home town earlier this year.

A courageous teen whose brave battle against cancer has inspired all those around her will be raising funds this weekend for the charity which supported her through illness.

Starr Halley will be collecting for the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent outside Lidl in Skegness from 9am to 6pm on Saturday.

Her mother Karina said she has been humbled by Starr’s selfless attitude and hopes the people of Skegness will give generously to her cause.

She said: “I can’t put into words how proud I am for her for fighting cancer and being so positive about it.

“The whole experience has made her a more beautiful person because she is so selfless - she is so thankful just for being here that she just wants to give something back.”

CLIC Sargent helped Starr and her family through their struggle with financial assistance and psychological support after a routine eye examination revealed she had cancer.

The selfless 15-year-old has already raised thousands for charity when she defied doctors who told her she may never walk again by completing a sponsored fun run just six weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Her generous bravery earned her a well deserved torchbearer role as the Olympic flame passed through Skegness on its way to the London 2012 Games in June, when adoring crowds lined the streets to cheer her on.

Starr will be wearing her torchbearer uniform and carrying the torch on Saturday so that people can pose for pictures in return for a donation.

She will be supported by several of her school friends from King Edward VI Humanities College in Spilsby and others from her home town of Skegness.

 

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