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Lyra's charity single reaches the top spot

A girl, aged six, from Highbridge in Somerset has reached the top spot in the Amazon singles charts with her song to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.

Lyra Cole was diagnosed with the condition as a baby and the single costs 99p to download.

A spokesperson for Brain Tumour Research said: "She and her family know all too well the pain of a brain tumour diagnosis. 

"Lyra was just five months old when she underwent emergency surgery to remove her tumour - which was the size of an orange. 

"Within months Lyra was struggling to see and underwent a second procedure a year later which restored her sight."

Jessie, Lyra’s aunt, added: "We chose the track When a Child is Born because I think it will really resonate with people and I hope that when they listen and see the video they will think about everything Lyra has been through and make a donation to give hope to families who, like us, know the devastation caused by a brain tumour."

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Click play to hear Lyra’s aunt Jessie Hawkes - who filmed the piece - speaking to reporter Andrew Kay

Click play to hear Hugh Adams from Brain Tumour Research speaking to reporter Andrew Kay

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