Welwyn Garden City girl meets Florence and the Machine

BRIT Award winner Florence Welch made a girl’s wish come true by singing to her and her family.

WGC youngster Georgia Ormrod is battling a brain tumour and was granted a treat from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

She chose to meet the star from Florence and the Machine, who helped her through her illness.

Georgia is a huge music fan and before she fell ill played the guitar and the flute.

The 12-year-old Stanborough School pupil underwent radiotherapy twice a week, where she had to be alone and remain completely still, so would take Florence’s album Lungs with her to listen to and keep her company during the harsh treatments.

Georgia, with parents Stephen and Jane and younger sister Tasha, met Florence for afternoon tea in a swish London hotel and hit her with long list of questions.

Florence then serenaded the family with a few of Georgia’s favourite songs.

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Before leaving Florence allowed them to have a sneak preview at the dress she was due to wear at the Brit Awards last Tuesday.

She then had to leave for rehearsals for her Brit Awards performance with Dizzee Rascal, but she took with her some questions from Georgia to ask Dizzee, and later sent her his answers in a text message to the family.

Florence, who won the Mastercard British Album gong and was nominated for best British female solo artist and British breakthrough act at the ceremony, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Georgia and her family.

“Georgia’s questions were the best and most thought out questions I have ever answered.

“It took me a while to answer some of them because I had to think hard about some of my answers – they were pretty deep!”

Georgia’s mum Jane, of South Ley, said: “Georgia was over the moon!

“This has been the most fantastic wish we could have asked for.

“Everyone has bent over backwards for us, especially Florence, who was a complete natural with the girls.

“Georgia is in remission, so it was wonderful for this to be a celebration of her coming through the other side rather than a commiseration that she is poorly. We are thrilled. Thanks Make-A-Wish for making our little girl so happy.”

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