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Eleven-year-old student praised for raising over £1,000 for children’s charity

PUBLISHED: 14:28 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:46 08 December 2017

Hollie Stanley, aged 11, is a year seven pupil at Neatherd high school. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

Hollie Stanley, aged 11, is a year seven pupil at Neatherd high school. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

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A pupil at a Dereham high school has been praised for raising more than £1,000 for Together For Short Lives.

Hollie's favourite subjects are maths and english and she enjoys doing tap and jazz dance outside of school. Photo: Jessica Frank-KeyesHollie's favourite subjects are maths and english and she enjoys doing tap and jazz dance outside of school. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

Year seven student Hollie Stanley was a finalist in the 2017 Miss Teen GB beauty pageant.

But the kind-hearted 11-year-old proved she was far more than just a pretty face.

Finalists were asked to fundraise for the children’s charity - and Hollie rose to the challenge, raising a total of £1,007.40 for the cause.

To raise funds, she hosted an afternoon tea, ran an outdoor event, and even took on a sponsored swim of 500m.

Hollie said: “I wanted to raise as much as possible because it was for children.”

She added: “The pageant was fun. I met new people and got to wear pretty dresses.”

The final was held in The Globe Theatre in Blackpool.

Hollie was congratulated for her efforts by Neatherd staff, who encourage students to take part in charity work.

She was also praised by Miss Teen GB for being one of their top fundraisers.

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