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Youngster’s grand plan in memory of friend

Back, from the left, Annabel Swatton, Katie Harfield and Lily Overing. Front, from the left, Harrison Gibson-Smith and Daniel Swatton

Back, from the left, Annabel Swatton, Katie Harfield and Lily Overing. Front, from the left, Harrison Gibson-Smith and Daniel Swatton

A 13-year-old girl has hatched an ambitious scheme to put on a dance show at the Waterside Theatre in memory of a classmate who died from a brain tumour.

Annabel Swatton is planning the one-night show at Aylesbury Waterside as a fundraiser for Winslow-based charity Alec’s Angels and she’s looking for support from local businesses.

Set up in memory of Alec Jarvis, the charity raises money for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent and Oxford children’s hospice Helen & Douglas House.

Annabel’s mum, Charlotte, said: “Alec was in her class at primary school.

“Then, at the Buckingham School, a boy in her tutor group passed away from cancer. By age 11, she’d lost two people to cancer.”

Annabel, who lives in Steeple Claydon, is holding auditions for the show at school next week.

She said: “The reason I’m so drawn to do this for Alec’s Angels is he was my friend and this is his own charity so I feel like I’m doing something for him.

“I love performing arts and I also like raising money for charity so I thought I’d put them both together.”

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