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Schoolgirl gets heads spinning in town centre during inspired fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 14:01 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:55 02 April 2019

Brooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. Picture: STACY MURFIT

Brooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. Picture: STACY MURFIT

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A schoolgirl inspired by her grandmother’s cancer journey has completed a sponsored twirl to raise both money and awareness.

Brooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. Picture: STACY MURFITBrooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. Picture: STACY MURFIT

Brooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, recently spent the afternoon performing baton twirling dances in Dereham’s town centre, raising more than £100 for Myeloma UK.

It comes following her grandmother Julie King’s diagnoses of the condition.

She said: “My beautiful, brave Nanny King was diagnosed myeloma in November 2010. Two years ago she underwent many aggressive chemo’s and a stem cell transplant. She dealt with this amazingly and smiled all the way through. This strong, amazing woman is a true inspiration and I’m lucky she’s my nan.”

Brooke baton twirled outside at Nelson Place for two and a half hours from 1.30pm on Saturday March 30.

Brooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. She is pictured here with her nanny, Julie King, who was diagnosed with the condition two years ago. Picture: STACY MURFITBrooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. She is pictured here with her nanny, Julie King, who was diagnosed with the condition two years ago. Picture: STACY MURFIT

Mum Stacy Murfit added: “[She] did amazing. With the help from the community in Dereham she raised £102.80p with still more money to come. Her twirling buddy Ella was there to help too.”

Brooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. She is pictured her with her 'twirling buddy' Ella. Picture: STACY MURFITBrooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. She is pictured her with her 'twirling buddy' Ella. Picture: STACY MURFIT

Brooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. Picture: STACY MURFITBrooke Murfit, aged 10, of North Elmham, did a sponsored twirl in Dereham town centre to raise awareness of a rare cancer and fundraise for Myeloma UK. Picture: STACY MURFIT


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