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National award for brave Terri

PUBLISHED: 12:01 19 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:21 03 March 2010

THE TREMENDOUS courage of an Ipswich girl dear to Evening Star readers' hearts, has won her a national honour.

Four-year-old Terri Calvesbert has been named a winner in the Children of Courage awards, run by Woman's Own magazine.

THE TREMENDOUS courage of an Ipswich girl dear to Evening Star readers' hearts, has won her a national honour.

Four-year-old Terri Calvesbert has been named a winner in the Children of Courage awards, run by Woman's Own magazine.

Terri and her dad Paul, 27, will travel to London on December 12, to collect her award at a glittering ceremony.

Paul, from Whitton, in Ipswich, said his daughter was nominated by a nurse at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, where she has undergone revolutionary surgery to recover from the 85 per cent burns she suffered in a house fire in 1998.

The judges also watched a video of the Cover Story- living Doll documentary about Terri, which was screened across East Anglia in October.

"The nomination was ages ago, so we'd forgotten all about it," said a delighted Paul today.

"We got the call this week to say Terri had won."

Although Terri is looking forward to her trip to the capital, Paul said she was currently more excited about her forthcoming fifth birthday on November 24.

Terri will be one of 11 youngsters to be honoured for their bravery in the face of adversity, at the awards next month.

Meanwhile money continues to flood in for her appeal which is now nearing £80,000. One anonymous donor from Norfolk sent in a cheque for £1,000 to help boost the total.

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