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Burns girl to appear on German TV

PUBLISHED: 00:36 09 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:08 03 March 2010

A GERMAN TV network is to feature the plight of Ipswich girl, Terri Calvesbert.

Production staff from the RTL network, sent a telegram to her dad, Paul, asking if they could show Terri on a daytime slot which honours-deserving children.

A GERMAN TV network is to feature the plight of Ipswich girl, Terri Calvesbert.

Production staff from the RTL network, sent a telegram to her dad, Paul, asking if they could show Terri on a daytime slot which honours-deserving children.

TV crew will arrive today and film five-year-old Terri, who suffered 85 per cent burns in a fire in 1998, at her Whitton home.

Paul, 27, said: "I think they just want to show her playing at home, and say what she's been through, and talk about what she will go through in the future."

The programme will also feature The Evening Star's fund for Terri, which now stands at more than £100,000.

Meanwhile, Paul is also planning to travel to London on January 15, as a guest at the official launch of a new charity.

The Burn Survivors Association – UK is being launched at the Embankment.

It will be the first registered charity to develop, co-ordinate and promote support for burn survivors in the country.

There are about 175,000 burn injuries each year, of which 13,000 are admitted to hospital.

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