Here come the girls.....on fundraising fancy-dress parade!

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A FUNDRAISING fancy-dress walk was arranged by a Hucknall teenager after she found out her grandad had been diagnosed with cancer.

Ellie Bingham (14), of Linby Road, launched the challenge in honour of Barry Hemmings, of Oakfield Road, Hucknall, who is undergoing chemotherapy for the illness.

She roped in six friends and her cousin, who is a teacher, to pull on wacky outfits for a sponsored circuit of the town.

Ellie dressed as a Greek goddess, while others were transformed into a bumble bee, scarecrow, schoolgirl, baby and a jester.

So far, they have raised almost £500 for Cancer Research UK.

The walk was is also in honour of well-known Huknall man John Betteridge, a coach with Linby Colliery Welfare Ladies Football Club (now Notts County Ladies), who died from cancer last year at the age of 42. His daughter, Ellie, took part in the fancy-dress event.

The group completed a circuit that included the town-centre stores of Aldi and Tesco, Titchfield Park, Nabbs Lane, Common Lane and Wood Lane. It was promoted through the social-networking website Facebook.

OUR PHOTO shows the eight fancy-dress walkers (from left) Donna Barker, Megan Shadforth, India West, Ellie Betteridge, Ellie Bingham, Kasey Ford, Chloe Barnett and Nicole Eyre — DISPIC NHUD11-2837-1.