Brave girl’s top role

Ffion Tandy
Ffion Tandy
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YOUNGSTER Ffion Tandy is taking to the stage - and she is lucky to be performing at all after overcoming a diagnosis of diabetes.

Ffion, aged 12, from Chapeltown, is starring in Chapeltown Operatic Society’s version of Annie, running from April 23 to 27 at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

But two years ago the Year 7 pupil at Ecclesfield School was hospitalised after falling ill during rehearsal, and told she had Type 1 diabetes. Now she has learned to manage her condition - and said her role is ‘every little girl’s dream’. Tickets, from £10, are on sale at the venue.