Family and friends of Stevenage girl who died aged 11 raise £17,000 in her memory

Elizabeth Ransom's family and friends have raised more than £17,000 in her memory.

Elizabeth Ransom's family and friends have raised more than £17,000 in her memory. - Credit: Archant

The family and friends of an 11-year-old girl who died last year have raised more than £17,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Elizabeth Ransom, a pupil at St Vincent De Paul Catholic Primary School in Stevenage, collapsed unexpectedly while out playing with her friends, and a few weeks later collapsed again while on holiday with her family and died.

In April, her parents, Kellie and Chris, were joined by family and friends to mark what would have been Elizabeth’s 12th birthday by walking the 32 miles from Stevenage to GOSH in London.

A total of £17,863.75 has been raised for the children’s hospital since Elizabeth’s death last August.

Kellie said: “We would like to thank everyone who has donated to our cause.

“Our next event will be in April 2018 and we hope to complete 34 miles walking along the coastal path of the Gower Peninsula in Wales. Our chosen charity for this event is CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young.”

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