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Charity hails Nayland schoolgirl who died from brain tumour for her fundraising achievements


By Priya Kingsley-Adam


Lizzie Bramall, left, with her cousings Alice and Eleanor Cross (4968183)
Lizzie Bramall, left, with her cousings Alice and Eleanor Cross (4968183)

A young girl from Nayland, who died from a brain tumour, has been hailed by a charity for her extraordinary fundraising achievements.

Lizzie Bramall, of Bear Street, was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumour in February.

The nine-year-old underwent radiotherapy and drug treatment to stop the disease from spreading, but lost her battle last month.

Following her diagnosis, Lizzie’s Fund was set up by her family to raise money for research into the disease.

The youngster became a staunch fundraiser, which inspired her to organise a series of events at school.

A cookery book entitled Keep Baking was recently published with all proceeds going towards Lizzie’s Fund.

Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour Charity, paid tribute to the youngster, whose courage throughout her illness touched many people.

“All of us at The Brain Tumour Charity are deeply saddened by Lizzie’s death,” she said.

“Our thoughts are with her parents, Sally and Mark, and with the many people who held Lizzie in their hearts and will always do so.

“Lizzie was a brave, determined girl, who did so much to help others affected by a brain tumour, through her extraordinary fundraising achievements for The Brain Tumour Charity at such a difficult time in her young life.

“Her loss is a fierce reminder of why we must move further and faster every day in the battle against brain tumours, so that other families do not have to endure this kind of heartbreak in the future.

“Every penny raised by Lizzie’s Fund will help us towards that goal.

“We are profoundly grateful to Lizzie, to her family and to everyone in the local community who has been inspired by her to show such remarkable support for Lizzie’s Fund.”



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