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Nottingham girls to release tribute single for friend

Rose Whittle meeting Prince Harry Credit: ITV News Central

Friends of a ten-year-old girl who died earlier this year say they have come up with a fitting tribute to their classmate.

Rose Whittle lost her fight to cancer in March and her friends are now releasing a single in her memory. They plan to use the proceeds to raise money for the Nottingham Children's Hospital.

Nottingham girls release single for cancer friend

Pupils from Nottingham Girls' High Junior School are releasing a single this week in memory of their friend Rose Whittle who died in March this year after a long fight with a rare form of cancer.

Rose meeting Prince Harry Credit: ITV News Central

The girls are hoping to raise money for the Cancer Ward at Nottingham Children's Hospital where Rose, who won a national award in recognition of her bravery, received treatment.

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Raising awareness of Pancreatic Cancer

Martin Southam Credit: Pancreatic Cancer UK

Martin Southam from Derby was diagnosed with inoperable Pancreatic Cancer in 2012 and told he only had six or seven months to live.

After noticing he had jaundice he went to the doctor and was quickly referred for scans and surgery, but the tumour had grown around key veins and blood vessels. This meant an operation wasn't possible.

He decided to make the most of his remaining time with a trip to America along with his wide and daughters before beginning intensive rounds of chemotherapy. Happily, the tumour has now reduced in size and he's looking forward to becoming what he calls a "ten year survivor".

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