Young hero honour for fire survivor

A BRAVE seven year old who suffered horrific burns after a fire in her Suffolk home has been given a top award at a star studded ceremony.Terri Calvesbert from Ipswich was officially named a shining star at Closer magazine's young heroes awards at the Dorchester Hotel, London yesterday.

A BRAVE seven year old who suffered horrific burns after a fire in her Suffolk home has been given a top award at a star studded ceremony.

Terri Calvesbert from Ipswich was officially named a shining star at Closer magazine's young heroes awards at the Dorchester Hotel, London yesterday.

Terri's dad Paul said “I've known since the beginning of October but we wanted to keep it quiet from Terri and give her a surprise.

“She's been to a few things like this before but she has always known about it in advance.

“I can't wait to see the smile on her face when she finds out."

Terri suffered 90 per cent burns in the fire at her Chantry home just before her second birthday and lost her nose, ears, lips, hair and one foot in the blaze.

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She has already undergone 16 operations and will need further surgery for the rest of her life.

Her father Paul has given up work to care for her.

Closer editor Jane Johnson said: “Terri is an astonishing young girl with immense courage and a fantastic personality that thrills everyone she meets."

Colleen McLoughlin, fiancée of England footballer Wayne Rooney, was among the celebrity presenters at the party and paid tribute to Britain's bravest children.

Carol Vorderman hosted the awards and other presenters included tv presenter Fiona Phillips, pop band Liberty X and children's presenters Dick and Dom.

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