An inspirational Suffolk schoolgirl has received a national award from Cancer Research UK.
Abbi Blair, 11, from Stowupland, recently scooped the Young Supporter of the Year award at the charity’s annual Flame of Hope Awards in London.
The brave youngster was determined to make a difference for her mum Claire, who was diagnosed terminally ill with breast cancer in 2006.
Abbi has taken part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life every year since and in October raised more than £1,000 for the charity by rallying her friends to stand up all day at school.
On June 15, Abbi joined her sisters Lolli, six, and Micki, eight, in taking part in the Race for Life for the first time without their mother, who sadly lost her battle with secondary breast cancer in February.
Race for Life manager Gemma Turpin jointly nominated Abbi for the award alongside senior press officer Paula Young.
Gemma said: “Claire was a truly amazing lady who used every moment to make a difference.
“She spoke on stage at Race for Life every year, and her passion and drive inspired thousands of people to raise funds for much needed research.”
If you would like pay tribute to Claire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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