Florence helps Georgia's wish come true
PUBLISHED: 00:15 24 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:56 20 February 2013
TWELVE-year-old Georgia Ormrod from Welwyn Garden City couldn't believe her luck when she met, and was serenaded by, her idol and recent Brit Award winner, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
TWELVE-year-old Georgia Ormrod from Welwyn City Garden couldnt believe her luck when she met, and was serenaded by, her idol and recent Brit Award winner, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, the charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses, arranged for Georgia, who is living with a brain tumour, to spend time with her favourite singer.
Georgia is a huge music fan and before she fell ill played the guitar and the flute. During her time in hospital, Georgia fell into a coma and music was played to her as therapy. Since coming out of the coma, Georgia has continued to have sessions of music therapy to relax her and give her positive energy.
Once Georgia began to recover, she underwent radiotherapy twice a day. During the radiotherapy she had to be alone and remain completely still so Georgia would take Florences album Lungs with her to listen to.
Along with her parents Stephen and Jane and little sister Tasha, Georgia spent a special couple of days in London. The family were put up in the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Londons Chelsea Harbour and visited the Natural History Museum and went shopping in Selfridges.
Florence met the family at the hotel where they shared afternoon tea. When Georgia and Tasha had run out of questions, Florence sang them some songs accompanied by one of her guitarists.
Georgias mother Jane said, Georgia was absolutely 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.