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Funeral For "Inspirational" Cornish Girl

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3:26pm 18th January 2012

A Cornish girl who died after a lifelong battle with a rare brain disorder is being laid to rest.

Little Ellie Libby passed away earlier this month, just days before her seventh birthday.

A memorial service is being held at Riverside Church on West Looe Quay, before her funeral in Bodmin.

She was the inspiration behind Ellie's Haven, a campaign to build a holiday retreat for the families of other life-limited tots.

It still needs to raise another £3,000 to reach its target.

Dad Nigel sez they will keep going until they get there: "She'll always be our little girl and I think she'll always be an inspiration - which is a word that's been used a lot over the last few weeks - to many people, in respects that she was a fighter. We thought she was invincible, and unfortunately, she wasn't.

"She was our life, as much as our other children. We found ourselves on this terrific journey where we've had complete strangers do things to highlight the need for family support, and it's been amazing."

3:26pm 18th January 2012

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