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Les Miserables star to help Sussex hospice

Isabelle Allen arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A star of the film Les Miserables has chosen a children's hospice to benefit from a charity collection at its premiere in her home town of Eastbourne.

Isabelle Allen, 10, stars alongside actors including Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in the big-screen adaptation of the musical.

She plays the young Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine who is played by Anne Hathaway.

Isabelle won the role after being spotted in a production of The Pied Piper Of Hamelin at her school, Moira House.

To celebrate, a premiere of the film will be held at Cineworld at the Sovereign Harbour Retail Park, in Eastbourne, on January 11.

A charity collection will be held at the event to raise money for Chestnut Tree House children's hospice in West Sussex.

Isabelle's mum Elaine said: "Isabelle has been such a fortunate little girl recently and it makes me realise how lucky she is to have her health, something the children at Chestnut Tree House sadly don't have.

"We have almost managed to fill the cinema on January 11 and therefore hope that the public donate generously to the hospice."

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