Moving film about Rotherham teen cancer victim Lulu has made awards finals

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EMOTIONAL footage celebrating the life of an inspirational teenage girl has made the finals of the 2024 Smiley Charity Film Awards.

Lulu: Forever 19, which led the Teenage Cancer Trust’s #talkaboutdying campaign, sees Lulu Blundell reflect on her terminal cancer diagnosis.

Her words are read by mum Carolyn against a backdrop of photos and video capturing the life of 19-year-old, who died on New Year’s Day in 2023.

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Lulu, who was from Rotherham, shares her thoughts on how happiness can be found in any situation – and urges people to stop worrying about the little things because life is too short.

Carolyn said: “There is nothing that ever eases the pain when you lose your child, and their life is cut so dreadfully short, but some comfort comes from seeing even a little good come from it.

“And this film so beautifully captures our daughter, and all that is important for everyone to remember; and perhaps most importantly raised the profile of a wonderful charity supporting young people when faced with almost impossible challenges.”

Lulu: Forever 19 has a chance of taking the category or overall prize at the awards ceremony in London on March 20.

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But the film – which cost just £330 to make – faces competition from entries produced by top advertising agencies for much larger charities.

Visit to watch the film and cast your vote.

Voting is open to all, including anyone who might have voted for the film in round one of the charity film awards.

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