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Tributes Pour In For Former Newcastle Cheerleader Hatti Sandall Who Lost Battle With Cancer

08/01/2015 12:12 GMT | Updated 08/01/2015 12:59 GMT

Tributes are being made across social media for the Newcastle graduate Hatti Sandall who died earlier this week aged 24.

The former Newcastle Angels cheerleader passed away on Tuesday 6 January after losing her fight with Spindle Cell Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

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She had raised more than £10,000 in the Smile for Hatti campaign which captured the support of thousands on social media. The funds went towards supporting care costs, with donations given to Sarcoma UK, Clic Sargent, the Royal Marsden and Aspire.

The former cheerleader was diagnosed with the illness in March 2014 after numerous visits to the doctor about a lump which had grown on her shoulder. The lump eventually grew, despite surgery, and her ailment was eventually identified as Spindle Cell Sarcoma.

Friends, family, and even those unfamiliar with Hatti's story have since stepped forward to pay their respects to the inspirational fundraiser, particularly for her continued work and positive attitude in the face of being given a terminal prognosis.

Artist Eliza Doolittle will headline a memorial charity gig at the Boileroom in Guilford, where Hatti was from.

The concert will start from 7:30pm on Friday 9 January, with proceeds to be shared between Smile for Hatti and Sarcoma UK.