A TEENAGER who is battling a brain tumour has been given a national award for raising nearly £10,000 for children's charities.
Friends of 13-year-old Ellie Othick-Bowmaker nominated her for the Kingswood Young Champions Award because of her determination and dedication.
Ellie's mother, Heather, said: "We have had lots of fun doing the fundraising. We couldn't be prouder of her, she has achieved so much. And throughout her treatment she has stayed positive, she has never complained."