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On Thursday Sophie Howard, 13, was sadly killed in an accident. http://www.huntspost.co.uk:80/news/latest-news/tributes_pour_in_for_sawtry_schoolgirl_1_950513

The story of her death was picked up on by several papers, giving her sad death a political slant, to the offence of many, including myself, causing an online backlash against the story.

According to her parents' quote in the local news report, Sophie ran Race For Life & I just thought it would be a more positive use of our collective energies on Twitter to have a collection in her name for Cancer Research UK, rather than her memory to be used as part of a mud-slinging match from all sides.

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Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

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In memory of a special Angel who will always be remembered.

Donation by David and Suzanne on 06/07/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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My condolences to the family.

Donation by Richard Hyde on 05/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Charlie Fox on 05/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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With heartfelt condolences and remembering a special girl

Donation by Mr & Mrs Cooper, Yaxley on 04/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Sandra Brown on 04/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Sorry it isn't more.

Donation by John Creese on 04/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 03/07/11

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You're wonderful for doing this. :)

Donation by Kyra Jarstad on 03/07/11

£100.00

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Great idea. Well done x

Donation by @carriesparkle on 03/07/11

£33.00

+ £8.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 03/07/11

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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Kindness brings the greatest rewards

Donation by Nigel Pennington on 03/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Nice idea.

Donation by Peyman on 02/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Cathy Pitt on 02/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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let the b**tards match this out of shame

Donation by deborah wilson on 02/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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As @Glinner says: A fine way to object to right wing press (& the Mirror) linking a young girl's death to teacher's strike

Donation by @SubtleBlade on 02/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Racco on 02/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by @cchayward on 02/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Claire Hoyda on 02/07/11

£10.00

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Donation by Andrew Douglas on 02/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Tom Burgess on 02/07/11

£5.00

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A lovely idea, I hope the journalists who sensationalised Sophie's death make donations too.

Donation by laura heaps on 02/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

 

Donation by Jessie Simmons on 02/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,195.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,195.00
  • Gift Aid£237.50

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