Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to say their final farewells to inspirational 12-year-old Sophie Robinson from Lincoln, who sadly lost her battle with cancer earlier this month.
Sophie’s funeral will take place at Lincoln Cathedral from 12 noon on Thursday, January 28.
Her family are inviting all who wish to pay tribute to her to arrive from 11.30am, dressed in bright, colourful clothing.
Sophie was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2014, aged just 10, after suffering sickness and headaches at school in February that year.
She lost her battle with illness on January 12, 2016.
Thousands of people, touched by Sophie’s journey and her dedication to raising more than £35,000 for brain tumour research, paid their tributes to the brave young Lincoln schoolgirl.
A fundraising page set up with the aim of giving her a fitting send-off saw donations climb to almost £8,000 on the page and a grand total of over £10,000.
Continuing her legacy
Sophie’s family now hope to register her ‘Sophie’s Cancer Journey‘ Facebook page as a charity so that her legacy of helping other children suffering with sickness can continue.
Parents Stacy and Ben set up the page as a diary for her journey, raising awareness. In a statement on the page, they said: “In 2014 after Sophie’s radio therapy we, as a family, were given time away through a charity called Ben’s Den.
“This holiday was truly amazing, best Sophie ever had because of the fab work these guys did and the fact Sophie loved it.
“We have decided to put the rest of the money towards getting a static caravan although more is needed to get one as they’re not cheap!
“We then aim to send Lincolnshire oncology families to start with as there is not one charity in our area that offers that kind of support then open up to other families across the UK, making them special memories with our children especially when time is against us.
“The donation page will continue to run until the charity is registered and we gain our own JustGiving page, so please keep them pennies coming in and look out for the future events.”