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Charity album tribute

PUBLISHED: 15:31 01 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:32 12 August 2010

CHARITABLE: Megan Heuerman and Shannon Gibson.

CHARITABLE: Megan Heuerman and Shannon Gibson.

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl whose grandmother died tragically young has recorded an album with her friends to raise money for charity.

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl whose grandmother died tragically young has recorded an album with her friends to raise money for charity.

Megan Heuerman's beloved nan Lynda died from cancer in February aged just 60. The schoolgirl has since worked tirelessly to organise events for Ellenor Lions Hospice, based in Northfleet.

The Wilmington Grammar School for Girls student met bosses at Pickwick Records last Wednesday to discuss the album's release on CD and internet site iTunes.

She said: "I was really nervous when we did the recording, but I think it sounds really good. I was surprised."

Megan recruited the help of school friend Shannon Gibson, of Chelsfield Road, Orpington, whose family has also been affected by cancer.

The girls have organised fundraising events this summer, the first of which was a memorial walk in Erith last Sunday.

Megan, of Boevey Path, Belvedere, said: "I just really wanted to help Ellenor Lions Hospice after everything they did for my nan. It also helps me when I am feeling sad about it.

"It's all going to a worthwhile cause and I would really like it if people could look at the website and help us."

The youngster has won fundraising support from sports stars such as Steve Redgrave. Sir Steve and other sporting heroes, including Lennox Lewis, Stirling Moss, the England cricket team and Nick Faldo have signed items to be auctioned on September 4.

Auction items include a cricket bat signed by the England team, a signed Arsenal pennant - donated by the football club - and a signed photograph of Sir Steve.

Forthcoming events include a charity ten-pin bowling evening this Sunday and a fun day on August 3.

Megan was very close to her grandmother, who bravely fought bowel cancer for two years.

Before she fell ill, Mrs Heuerman worked as manager of a crèche at The Orchard shopping centre, in Dartford.

For more information or to get involved with any events, visit www.for-nanny.piczo.com.

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