Donations for the funeral of a Lincoln girl who raised thousands for charity have topped £6,000, with her parents asking the public to give her a fitting send-off later this month.
Sophie Robinson’s funeral will take place at Lincoln Cathedral from 12 noon on Thursday, January 28, and anyone wishing to attend is being urged to wear bright colours in memory of the brave 12-year-old.
People are asked to arrive at the cathedral from 11.30am.
As previously reported, Sophie died from cancer on January 12 after a courageous two-year battle with the illness, raising £35,000 for brain tumour research through her fundraising exploits.
Her parents, Stacy and Ben, began a diary for her through the Facebook page ‘Sophie’s Cancer Journey‘ to show the harrowing experience of fighting cancer and of chemotherapy, as well as helping other sick children.
Following her death, family friend Andy Marshall organised a fundraising page to help Sophie’s parents plan a fitting funeral.
As of Monday, January 18, over 400 residents have donated in excess of £5,800, with the target of £7,500 well within sight.
Anonymous donors have also donated hundreds of pounds directly to Sophie’s family.
Sophie’s parents Ben and Stacy thanked their family and friends for the “amazing support” they had given at this emotional time.
They said: “Things are coming together nicely for her send off, I really do hope as many can attend as possible. She truly deserves a full house as she inspired so many people.
“I know there will be a lot attending especially from where we live in Lincoln so can I please ask you to share this to let others know if you can’t make it we will be posing Sophie route next week if you would like to give her a wave.
“Again thank you for your support, we are blown away. All money not used from any pages or previous fundraising is being used to keep Sophie’s memory alive.”