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Millions watch brave ten year old's head shave to raise money for hospice who looked after her dying dad

More than 2.5 million people have watched a video of a brave ten year old shaving off all her hair to raise money for the hospice which looked after her dying dad.

Tallulah Lewis-Schulz was filmed by ITV News Central when she had a buzz cut in front of her classmates at the Brockton Church of England Primary School near Much Wenlock.

Tallulah midway through her transformation. Credit: ITV News Central

The video soon went viral on Facebook, being shared more than 25,000 times with viewers all over the world.

Tallulah's Just Giving page Credit: Just Giving page

She's since smashed her original fundraising target of £2000 - which currently stands at over £5,000 with donations continuing to pour in.

Tallulah and her family have also received hundreds of messages of support from those touched by their moving story.

Andreas with his wife and two daughters on a family holiday Credit: Family photo

Four months ago the ten-year-old and her nine year old sister Poppy lost their father to pancreatic cancer.

Within just six weeks of being diagnosed, 48-year-old Andreas Schulz died at the Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury.

Three days before he lost his life, staff arranged for he and his partner Sarah to get married at the hospice.

Andreas Schulz posing with his wife and daughters on his wedding day, three days before he died from pancreatic cancer. Credit: Family photo

Their tragic but inspirational story has now made headlines in America, being covered by ABC News in New York.

Mother Sarah says she feels completely overwhelmed by the hundreds of tributes and kindness from those touched by the tragic loss of her husband and her daughter's selflessness.

"I am absolutely amazed and overwhelmed by all the comments, messages and support. Total strangers Facebook me with similar stories. I'm absolutely shocked!!!!"

– Sarah Lewis-Schulz

Someone has even sent a hand-written letter to Talullah at school with a £20 toy voucher enclosed, so the ten-year-old can 'treat herself'.

The Severn Hospice has praised Tallulah's fundraising efforts, describing them as simply incredible.

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