Kind-hearted Lincoln residents have responded to a call asking for donations for the funeral of Sophie Robinson, by pledging more than £3,000 in less than 24 hours.
Brave 12-year-old Sophie died from a brain tumour on January 12 after a two-year battle with the illness, which was documented extensively on social media.
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.
Sophie raised more than £35,000 for brain tumour research through her efforts.
Andy Marshall, organiser of the fundraising page, explained that the first step would be to help Sophie’s family plan a fitting funeral for the inspirational Lincoln student.
Money left over from the fund would then “keep her name alive” by helping other children suffering with forms of cancer, continuing her amazing work.
“This is probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.
“This page is going to be all about Sophie. We all know of the work she has done for the past two years regarding charity work and events and basically helping others even with all she has had to contend with herself.
“Now it is time to see if we can raise some money this time for Sophie, to help towards the cost of her funeral.”
Over 250 supporters have pledged more than £3,300, with the appeal being shared thousands of times on Facebook.
Sue Cash, who donated £40, said: “Sophie was a very brave and an inspiration to all of us and touched our hearts in so many ways. RIP Blue Angel.”
Juliet Doughty pledged £20 and added: “Words cannot describe… Sophie thank you for being such an inspiration, you are such a beautiful person and the world is a better place for you having been part of it.”