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Will inspirational Kidderminster teen be belle of the ball?
AN inspirational teenager from Kidderminster, who battled cancer, while juggling school and charity work is in a competition for a prom make over
Ellie Philpotts, 16, of King Charles I High School, is one of four deserving Worcestershire girls shortlisted by The Worcester News to win a dress and hair-do fit for a princess.
Ellie underwent extensive chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma but still attended school whenever she could. She has raised money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
She was nominated by her school friends and Lucy Cooper from King Charles said: "Ellie is a true inspiration to anyone.”
Readers must now choose the winner of a prom dress, worth up to £330, from Lacewings in Astwood Road, Worcester, along with a new hairstyle courtesy of nearby salon Holistic Hair.
Sharon Farmer, who runs Lacewings, dreamed up the idea to give away a dress to someone who had suffered hardship, overcome personal difficulties or done well at school.
She has received more than 500 nominations for schoolgirls across Worcestershire, from their friends or teachers.
Click here to vote The deadline is midnight on Friday.