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Mural of artwork of the late Kelly Turner, to be blessed at St Edmund's RC School, Dover

Artwork by a teenager who had a rare cancer will be blessed just before the second anniversary of her death.

A mural of Kelly Turner's work has been replicated on a large wall space of her school, St Edmund's RC in Dover.

Kelly Turner: Second anniversary of her passing is next month.
Kelly Turner: Second anniversary of her passing is next month.

The ceremony takes place there between 2pm and 3pm on Tuesday, November 5.

Kelly, of Dover, had an extremely rare teenage cancer called desmoplastic small round cell tumours (DSRCT).

Her last hope was to get specialist treatment in New York.

A total £1 million pounds was needed for that.

People in Dover and neighbouring towns rallied by constantly holding events almost weekly during the fundraising campaign in 2016/17.

Kelly with her parent Martin and Linda, holding her GCSE results in August 2017. Picture: St Edmund's RC School.)
Kelly with her parent Martin and Linda, holding her GCSE results in August 2017. Picture: St Edmund's RC School.)

Despite hundreds of thousands of pounds raised her condition worsened.

She died on November 6, 2017 before she could get the treatment.

She was just 17.

Kelly had achieved 10 GCSE passes at St Edmund's in summer 2017 while undergoing chemotherapy and other regular treatment.

She was also a talented artist and at times here work was displayed in fundraising event for her cause.

Kelly with a display of her artwork in Dover, October 2016. Picture: Tony Flashman
Kelly with a display of her artwork in Dover, October 2016. Picture: Tony Flashman

Kelly's parents Martin and Linda will attend the blessing.

Her dad Martin said: "As Kelly's parents we are so very proud of her achievements, and miss her every day."

Fundraising in her name continues through the Kelly Turner Foundation to help other youngsters with her condition.

Money is now going to the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, London, and so far £636,000 has been raised.

To donate visit justgiving.com/kellyturnerfoundation2017

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